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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 39 attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Description: Learn of Florida's rich history here.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the past and present culture of Florida. Major attractions include a glimpse into the culture of the Seminole Indians, as well as a reconstructed life-sized Mastodon.

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Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Interesting museum, lots of well labeled exhibits. Several life size models of sailing ships complete with sound effects. Free with a donation. We didn't have enough time to really appreciate it.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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149 reviews 149 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

both young and old will find interest here. from before FL was inhabited up thru WWII there are exhibits, pictures, etc. great place! if you are REALLY interested give yourself 2/3 hour, there is a lot to see!

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Havana, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This museum traces the history of Florida from prehistoric times to the present. It's not too big to be overwhelming and is highly interactive. You ( and maybe your kids too) will be wowed by the skeleton of a wooly mammoth found nearby in Wakulla Springs. You can walk through a Spanish ship, sit on a canon, view the loot... More

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Pine Valley, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

good, not exceptional, overview of Florida history -- well worth a stop when in the Capitol area -- good bookshop for Floridiana, and a convenient cafe with a too-early closing time (don't plan the coffee-break for the last minute of your visit)

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I traveled to Tallahassee this past week to tour the museum and the quilts. Covered parking is free with a token you ask for at the gift shop inside. Entrance is free as well. The display is on one level. The quilt show had several rooms of various sizes of handmade quilts. There are some very beautiful... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

They do a great job on telling the story of Florida from the beginning to the present. They also have a gallery that always has a new exhibit every couple of months. They have a nice gift shop and a great little café.

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