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Museum of Florida History

500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399
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Ranked #6 of 30 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Learn of Florida's rich history here.

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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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Cape Coral, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The museum is not what you would imagine. Of course it does have images, relics and artifacts of the various historical periods in Florida's history but there is much more than that. There are a number of interactive displays, designed for audiences from school age children to adults who have lived through some of the historical periods displayed. The riverboat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I learned a lot about Florida's history told. I knew prior to going a little but after seeing the different exhibits, I've learned more than I thought I would. I would defiantly be returning again.

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Paris, France
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13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were at the State Archives and decided to pop down to the museum on our way out. Unfortunately, we only had about a half hour here. I think you could easily spend the day! The tour starts with primitive Florida and ends with the fishing industry today. We loved the way you could walk through native villages, 16th century... More

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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited one afternoon with four adults and five kids, ages 15 months to almost 9 years. The displays were varied and informative and there were docents around to give additional information if you wanted it. For the little kids, there were a number of interactive displays that allowed them to push buttons, get in a replica of a dugout... More

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DeFuniak Springs, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Being a life long resdient of Florida I am rather "dumb" to our great Hx. I enjoy learning and exploring and this is a must do, especially if you are a native.

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