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Museum of Florida History

Address: 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone Number: 850-245-6400
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Ranked #7 of 78 things to do in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Learn of Florida's rich history here.
Attraction details
Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Learn of Florida's rich history here.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was impressive, and easy to find. Parking was easy for a Saturday. Upon entering, there was a very nice older man who got my young son to write everyone's name on the visitors list. I had to spell everyone's name for him. We went in and there were neat displays about the ancient people of what is now... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We found this little gem accidentally while on our way to the Historic Capitol. Most of the museum is closed due them adding new exhibits but they do have an awesome Civil Rights in FL exhibit and The Highwaymen paintings along with a few pieces of the USS Florida. They had a volunteer in the Civil Rights exhibit that was... More 

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Carrabelle, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For years I bought the year long pass. This place has always been a place where I would go by myself and just think. Very peaceful and just really relaxing.

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Gainesville, Florida
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150 reviews 150 reviews
41 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Strangely located in the basement of a State office building, this museum suffers from its location. They try to tell the story of Florida, including a little geology, but they miss many of the interesting parts of this aspect, particularly how the Peninsula originally formed. And there were some technical errors in the geology part. Nice displays on paleo-Indian cultures,... More 

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toronto
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585 reviews 585 reviews
125 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a really pleasant museum with exhibits depicting the history of Florida from the very earliest years. It is well presented and informative. This really should be must-visit when in Tallahassee.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This museum is free to visit (entry and parking). There are multiple exhibits about the state of Florida, which is really interesting. Fun for kids and adults.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Docent was helpful and exhibits were top notch. Too bad some exhibits were under construction, but that gives us a reason to come back. Best History lesson and free too. Great for kids and adults alike. Free parking in the building beside and clean restrooms.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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278 reviews 278 reviews
30 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Well worth an hour or more of your time if in Tallahasee. Some interesting information about Florida and the people to way back.

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michaeldab
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

history of Florida and the different counties its very interesting indeed, its Florida in in the finest

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Algonquin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice set up on Florida history from the dinosaurs to present day. Excellent displays that you can follow in a full stroll through the museum.

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