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Florida Historic Capitol Museum

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Address: 400 South Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone Number: +1 850-487-1902
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Description: The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past...
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present, and future connection between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation.
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History of Florida

This is fabulous tour where you can learn about Florida's political history--from the first govenor to the present. All the growing pains of a new state are covered in the tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is fabulous tour where you can learn about Florida's political history--from the first govenor to the present. All the growing pains of a new state are covered in the tour. Rooms representing both chambers of government are set up as they would have been during the use of this facility. Great trip for families with children beginning to learn... More 

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yazdiyad, Public Relations Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for telling us about your visit! Our Museum is a great place for families, especially with our unique scavenger hunts made for kids of all ages. More 

gainesville florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was very interesting. It took you through all the Governors of My Great State of Florida. We walked through all the Branches of Government. The Capitol Museum has a lot of history, and the grounds are just as impressive. My husband is a Police officer and, when we saw the Officer Down monument, he was brought to tears.

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yazdiyad, Public Relations Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing! We are glad you enjoyed spending some time with us and especially happy that we could provide a powerful connection to history for your husband. Best wishes and safe travels! More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place packs in more Florida information than you could ever dream of. There are tons of displays about virtually everything concerning Florida. Every Floridian should visit this place, as they would learn a lot of their state and how it has grown up over the years. Impeccably restored; it's beautiful both inside and out. A very good place to... More 

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yazdiyad, Public Relations Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, Luis. We work hard to preserve Florida's history so that we can tell, as completely as possible, the amazing story of our state. We agree that every Floridian should take a visit, so please continue to spread the word! More 

New Port Richey, FL
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247 reviews 247 reviews
84 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

very nice piece of history. Newer capital right behind it and sooo not attractive. Head north on US19 and the road runs right to this old capital bldg. Lots of good history within. Old House of Representative and Senate rooms a nice bit of history.

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yazdiyad, Public Relations Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Our Historic Capitol building is near and dear to the hearts of many Floridians and we are thrilled you took the time to enjoy it with us. Thanks for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again! More 

Navarre, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

It truly enjoyed learning about Florida's history here. The staff members are friendly and had a lot of information about the Florida's capital. I am sure I am going to come back soon.

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yazdiyad, Public Relations Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

We love to hear from happy visitors and can't wait to see you again. Thanks for sharing, Mickey! More 

Fort Pierce, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
68 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This building has been restored to its early 1900 appearance and there are many rooms to explore that cover the three branches of government, public health, landmark events, etc. Many of the papers and furniture are the originals. The political history museum explores the political process and highlights individuals that were key players.

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yazdiyad, Public Relations Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Felicia! Florida's extensive history is fascinating and we do our best to preserve and protect it. More 

Marietta, Georgia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
52 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The building itself is architecturally significant and very pretty. The museum, however, I found less than inspiring. It just seemed very lacking historically and culturally speaking, and I walked away feeling a little irritated. Why exactly, I can’t put my finger on it. It just left me cold. Parking was a bit of a bear, but it’s right in the... More 

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yazdiyad, Public Relations Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm sorry you left a little irritated, but I am glad you enjoyed the building because it is such a significant part of Florida's history and is still here today because of the love and determination of Floridians who fought to keep it when the new Capitol building opened. More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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746 reviews 746 reviews
197 attraction reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Even if it was not adjacent to the current State Capitol, this would merit a visit. There are neatly laid out exhibitions around the original chambers and offices. Also, the volunteers are most helpful in initial orientation. Gives a good feel for the history

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yazdiyad, Public Relations Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and yes, we have some AMAZING volunteers. Thanks for sharing, David! More 

Bridgman, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The personnel were knowledgable and very friendly. We were fascinated by the many rooms open to touring and the detailed information regarding Florida becoming a state and the development of their government.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a self-guided tour of the Old Capitol, but the staff there gives you excellent information. Be sure to watch the video in the beginning, as well. The rooms where the legislature met are still there. The stained glass in the Dome is something to behold all by itself. The Governor's office is there. An outstanding place to visit.

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