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Museum of Florida History

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Address: 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone Number: 850-245-6400
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Learn of Florida's rich history here.

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Florida history and free parking

This museum is located in the basement of the "Gray" building down the street from the state Capitol building. There is a short video about the museum and then it goes in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is located in the basement of the "Gray" building down the street from the state Capitol building. There is a short video about the museum and then it goes in chronological order from prehistory to WWII. Great exhibits and a great setup. Admission is free and if you park in the museum's parking garage they will give you... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walk by this building every day, and never knew there was such a nice, free museum in the basement. My 12-year old had been there on a field trip, and he begged me to go back with him. I like the way the tour is set up chronologically. There are a lit if great artifacts and fun history lessons.... More 

Thank Jenporter007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The archives are right inside this building-super easy to find. Parking was great. This is a great place for finding information, but also a nice museum for the family.

Thank Kristina H
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The chronological layout of Florida through the years was very educational and detailed.It's hard to believe that this is presented free of charge.

Thank Islander680
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a place that provides a Florida history through ages. Lot of exhibits of historical nature with very good explanation. It is close to the state capitol. Free car parking is provided by the museum. Make sure that you collect the free token from the gift shop.

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Venice, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to spend a few hours while in the capital with kids on a holiday break and there are several other free attractions nearby

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my granddaughter here when she was visiting at Christmas. They have a "Scavenger Hunt" for the kids, which is a booklet with drawings of items found around the museum. They have to check the box when they find the item. My granddaughter got a little too obsessed with finding the items and didn't pay as much attention to... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this museum. It's FREE with FREE parking! But it's also one of the best museums I've ever visited. Extremely educational with wonderful exhibits that bring the subject to life. They have covered the history of Florida from prehistoric times to WWII. You won't be disappointed.

Thank RetiredTravelsEnid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is free but there is a box for donations at the end. It is fascinating look at the history of Florida. I think it would be a great tool for school groups if studying Florida history. There is a cafe on the same floor. Great place to get something to eat. One of the security guards, at the Supreme... More 

1 Thank LAKFL
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Had a good time, very educational. Might be a little boring for young kids. Good exhibits on native Americans, civil war, and steam ships.

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