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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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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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FL: Past and Present

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Felicia B
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
66 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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
106 helpful votes 106 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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739 reviews 739 reviews
197 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Oregon
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45 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Good history, it was fun to see some original hanging chads. Great views from the top, although it took several different elevators to get to the top.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I first toured the old Capitol when it was the working Capitol in 1962. I moved away for many years and had occasion to visit after it had been returned to it's original state and developed as a museum. For all of it's provenance as a Capitol building in the 60's it has truly become something special in it's return... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My family and I travel often and always try to make sure we see the state capitols if we are near them. It is odd that the three states I've lived in I have never seen their capitols, so I decided to rectify that and visit Florida's Capitol this weekend with my daughter, niece, and their friend (all 11) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Historic Capitol Museum is fun and educational; my eight year old loves visiting both this and the New Capitol!

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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

They knew where to place important buildings in those good old days. At the top of a hill - at the end of a long boulevard you can see the building housing the law makers.

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