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Museum of Florida History

500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399
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Ranked #5 of 41 attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Learn of Florida's rich history here.
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Tallahassee, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to learn about the history of Florida. Give yourself plenty of time, as this free museum is extensive. We made the mistake of going late in the afternoon and didn't get to see it all. If you find yourself wondering where to take visitors, this is the place. Kids from 6 to 96 will enjoy... More

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Lake City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There are many things for kids and adults to look at and enjoy. When the youngest get antsy, there is even a play area with toys and dress up clothing. Parents can watch them on a TV. The scouts had fun.

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very nice layout of various time periods with good explanations and interactive components. Good areas for all ages.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Friendly reception staff welcomed us to museum. Short film before walkthrough museum giving history of Florida. Free museum. Scavenger hunt available for children for $1. Give it a go even if you are not a kid as it makes you look at the exhibits in more detail.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We enjoyed our time in this museum (and I'm not a major museum lover) but it was very good. We learned much about our state and I would suggest if you are in Tallahassee for a visit, or just want to make of a day it. Please go..

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Panama City, Florida
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707 reviews 707 reviews
231 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The museum does a good job of covering the bulk of Florida's state history. It is free and they also offer free audio tours you can carry with you. It would be okay for older children but younger kids will get bored quickly. There is a small cafe in the same building that is open most days. Currently there is... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I have a few hours to kill before my flight. This museum does a good job of providing a quick history of florida. The museum is free and they provide a token in the gift shop for free parking.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I've lived in Florida for almost 40 years. Any resident should go to this museum at some point. This is an awesome collection of artifacts and history. And it's free! Very educational.

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Sawyer, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We loved this museum so much that at closing time they had to come looking for us and tell us we had to leave. We'd been there over two hours we still didn't have enough time to see everything .

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Walden, Tenn
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182 reviews 182 reviews
67 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This museum is a bit dated but still an excellent overview of florida history. Plan to spend at least 90 minutes strolling through extensive exhibits on the state's heritage. It's not as glitzy or filled with interactive whiz-bang displays such as some more modern museums but if you are a history buff this place will please.

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