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Best Free Museums in Miami

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MDC Museum of Art + Design at Freedom Tower

This landmark building located in the center of Miami is especially important to Cuban residents. During the 1960s, it was the processing center for nearly half a million Cuban refugees. Designed by George A Fuller, Schultze, & Weaver the Freedom Tower was established in 1925. Prior to its stint as a Cuban refugee center, the Freedom Tower housed the Miami News. The Freedom Tower is home to MDC Museum of Art + Design. Visitors to the landmark can peruse beautiful artworks exhibited at the museum.

Miami, FL, United States
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Bay of Pigs Museum & Library

This museum is dedicated to Brigade 2506, an assault brigade of CIA-trained Cuban exiles who attempted to eradicate Fidel Castro and the Cuban government in the Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961. The museum contains a library of historical documents, CIA documents, artifacts, and photographs from the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the 2506 Assault Brigade. The facility also features auditoriums and lecture halls, and is just one of many places in Miami to learn about Cuban history and culture.

Miami, FL, United States
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Haitian Heritage Museum

This non-profit museum is dedicated to celebrating and preserving Haitian culture and heritage in an area with the largest population of Haitians outside of Haiti. The museum features a collection of Haitian art, artifacts, music, film, and literature. Visitors are welcome to come in and view the exhibits, or they can check the calendar for special exhibitions and events, such as the annual "Renaissance Cocktail" Gala or Haitian Heritage Month, also known as the "Month of May."

Miami, FL, United States
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Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park

Located on the 26-acre (10.521 hectare) Florida International University campus, the Martin Z. Margulies Sculpture Park features a priceless collection of pieces donated in 1994. The owner's mission was to share his collection of contemporary sculpture with the world, thus admission is always free. Self-guided tours include an informational map of the various works, as well as thorough audio-guided walking tours. Group tours of ten or more are available all through the year.

Miami, FL, United States
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The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum located in Florida International University's Modesto A. Maidique Campus, features exhibitions of student work and also hosts national traveling shows focusing on the work of well-known artists. Outside, the Sculpture Park, open all day, offers an opportunity for a pleasant stroll surrounded by artwork.

Miami, FL, United States
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