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Knott House Museum

Address: 301 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone Number: 850-922-2459
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Ranked #16 of 30 Attractions in Tallahassee
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I just visited Tallahassee and decided to take the free tour around Knott House in the Park Avenue district. It was so interesting and educational, furnished as the home of 1920s politician William Knott and his wife Luella. She wrote little poems which are hanging from lamps, mirrors and chairs around the house - fascinating! An introductory film tells the... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a one-of-a-kind place. Furnishings help one understand history and story of family is a lesson in itself. A pleasant surprise.

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london
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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172 reviews 172 reviews
64 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
76 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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