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Museum of Florida History

500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399
850-245-6400
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Ranked #5 of 30 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Learn of Florida's rich history here.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Learn of Florida's rich history here.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I love to visit this museum over and over. There is always something interesting and fun to see, and the history here is real. Go, enjoy. Nice shop too for Florida gifts. And the little cafe in the building in great for Breakfast or lunch. Visit. It's fun.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As a Tallahassee resident, I've been going to the Museum of Florida History for years and it was always a good hands-on museum with a lot to offer. But it has been upgraded and all I can say is wow! The quality of the new and revamped displays was superb. Lots of hands-on displays for the kids. Audio for folks... More 

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Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

From ancient times till today, everything you wanted to know about the history of the State of Florida. Very tastefully done with lots of information. Great for kids.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
50 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A first class museum and free to boot (donations accepted!). There is even free parking on the south end of the museum. Kudos to the staff for not only being knowledgeable, but friendly too. We were given an over-view of the entire museum by a wonderful volunteer, Peter Jefferson. There were several "ducants" who came to us during our walk... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We've live in Florida for 15 years and it was great to visit this place, it has so much to offer and things to see. The kids 9 & 11 were eager to go from exibit to exibit and enjoyed it very much.

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Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This museum has some fabulous permanent exhibits and their temporary exhibits are excellent. Civil War was up when we arrived. This doesn't seem like a typical "downtown" area of an old city - it is very pleasant to walk around and amidst huge old oak trees. The visitor centre, Imax and eateries are all in easy meandering distance. There is... More 

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Jacksonville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Museum of Florida History has some wonderful permanent exhibits but their real gems are the temporary exhibits. They change regularly and include such varied subjects as fishing in Florida, Florida Civil Rights Movement, Ponce deLeon's ships and one of my favorite the recurring quilt exhibit. The museum has a small gift shop and a cafeteria. It's great for kids... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The quilt show every tear is great. I also find something new every time I visit. I wish they could add more items from to their collections.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum is in the basement of the gray building in downtown Tallahassee. Across the street to the west is the civic center. We parked early at the civic center for a football game and then walked over to the museum. We thought it would be small, but it was much bigger than we thought and wound around and around.... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

At the Museum of Florida History interactive exhibits walk you through Florida’s prehistory with its mastodon, early human villages, a Spanish galleon and its gold, the Civil War, logging, turpentine industries, and an orange packing plant, plus early 20th century activities. The changing exhibits such as fishing in Florida or WWII in Florida are always interesting. Grandma’s Attic and Saturday... More 

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