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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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12:00 pm - 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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Plan on being here awhile, there is a lot to see and its extremely informative and interesting. You walk through a time line and see Florida as it developed from whe only Native... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave C
Sebastian, Florida, United States
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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plan on being here awhile, there is a lot to see and its extremely informative and interesting. You walk through a time line and see Florida as it developed from whe only Native Americans were here and thru each historical phase up till today. Each exhibit is well presented and beautifully detailed I would highly recommended that you go and... More 

Thank Dave C
Parkland, Florida
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182 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This well thought out and designed museum traces Florida's history through the ages. One of the first exhibits is of the skeleton of a giant mastadon from prehistoric times. There is a model of a really strange and rather creepy looking giant armadillo type creature. The next room continues tracing Florida's first native population and showing their housing and explaining... More 

Thank robinlynn47
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing, lots of wonderful history on our beautiful state. The kids truly enjoyed the interactive displays. Love how the museum flows. We had a wonderful time:)

Thank Amy C
Tallahassee, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

There is a half real/half model mammoth skeleton! How cool! There is also an exhibit with a lever that shows Florida's water level many years ago. I enjoyed going on the tours, as each tour guide picks out different exhibits to expand upon. The museum also host several events throughout the month and does an extensive Children's Day once a... More 

Thank Renee C
South Florida, Florida
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I have been here a few different times over the years since 1981 and each and every time I learn something new about Florida. If you like history and love Florida, you will want to go to this museum.

Thank Kevin B B
Daytona Beach, Florida
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86 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After finding a parking spot and putting money in the meter and walking 2 blocks to the museum we found it was closed. I did a last minute check on tuesday before our visit on friday and we were good to go. As we speak the trip advisor page for the museum says open right now and the web page... More 

1 Thank Petergun1962
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Been there many times. Displays vary. Overview of Florida history permanent. Mastadon bones favorite of kids.

1 Thank TallahasseeWriter
Saint Augustine, Florida
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49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The whole museum was closed and only the lobby was open for tourists. I was disappointed not to be able to see the history of the state I've lived in my whole life.

1 Thank 348tiffanyt
Tallahassee, Florida
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Glad we have this little gem in town. It's often overlooked. I have attended lectures in the past which were good. It a nice place to spend the afternoon. Check out the visiting collections.

Thank Beth O
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Florida Museum of History will long live in your memory as one of the most interesting and most informative museums anywhere in America. Why? Because the State of Florida is the place where American history begins...

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