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Museum of Florida History

500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399
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Ranked #6 of 41 attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Learn of Florida's rich history here.
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Paris, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Tallahassee, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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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237 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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