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Knott House Museum

301 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-922-2459
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Ranked #18 of 41 attractions in Tallahassee
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 6, 2014
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london
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Guided tours take an hour. Check days and times before visit as we had to make a return trip next day to catch one. Friendly guide showed us a film then explained about the family that had lived in house. Very informative trip around the house although,with reading and questions, would have liked longer. The owner had written poetry about... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I visited the Knott House for extra credit for a History Class that I have and I thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The tour guide was great, very well versed on the history of the museum and was patient enough to answer all of my questions. The history and the antiques were amazing. This is a MUST SEE!!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
50 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were at the art festival and it was cold and raining so we went in to warm up. We were pleasantly surprise at how interesting the house was. Lots of Tallahassee history and antiques. The tour guide was excellent. it took u back to the olden days.

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The Emancipation Declaration was read out on the steps of this house in 1865, very historic and important occasion, so glad they restored the house, its in a now lovely part of Tallahasse, surrounded by parks, a must visit place.

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Pulaski, Tennessee
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15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My parents and I loved visiting this house. It is FREE by the way. We have visited many historical homes, but this one is different in itself. The owner wrote poetry for her furniture and you are welcome to pick up the poems to read - and please do. Many of them tickled me. Our guide was very informative and... More

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Tallahassee, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

If you are intrigued by a former owner who wrote poetry about her furniture, this is the place for you! Even though this place is run by the state, volunteers keep it interesting with ever-changing events. Each year, Tallahasseans gather here on May 20 for a giant picnic and re-creation of the day Union Gen. McCook read the document to... More

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Holden, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We've marveled repeatedly at what wonderful places are available to the public in Florida at no cost, and offer so much. The Knott home is another example. It faces Park Ave., aptly named for the blocks of live oaks dripping with Spanish moss that provide acres of shade in the heart of this lovely city. The home is completely furnished... More

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Tallahassee
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60 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The house has been restored to its past glory. It is called the house that rhymes because a past owner wrote poems and tagged them to the furniture. Interesting house tour that takes less than an hour.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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210 reviews 210 reviews
115 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

A nicely preserved historic home with original furnishings. A knowledgeable FSU student led the tour which included the reading of the rhymes. Don't expect Longfellow, but they do make you think (if not chuckle).

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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202 reviews 202 reviews
72 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

When we arrived the door was locked and a sign was posted that tours were given on the hour and a guided tour was necessary to see the house. We went back for the next hourly tour, rang the bell, and were warmly welcomed and invited in to first view an interesting video and observe a timeline and pictures on... More

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