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Florida Historic Capitol Museum

400 South Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
+1 850-487-1902
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Ranked #9 of 30 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present, and future connection...
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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: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We are in the early stages of working our way through the 48 contiguous state capitols, with Tallahassee being the third we have visited so far. We visited the day before Thanksgiving, and it was pretty easy to find parking in the downtown garage. Normally would have been a fee to park, but by visiting the museum gift shop (no... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great exhibits. great Florida history. It was a great experience for my 13 year old to see the history of the state she is growing up in.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Florida Historic Capitol no longer houses any of the branches of government. The legislative, judicial and executive branches of state government have moved to other buildings. So, this building is now exclusively a museum. The museum is well maintained and houses a variety of interesting exhibits. For me, the highlights are the restored chambers (Senate, House and Supreme Court)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A trip would not be complete if you don't go to the Governor's Mansion. Not all State Governors have a 'state' home but Florida does. It is elegantly furnished with public and private memorabilia. The curator leads the tour and is exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about the home. Don't miss this jewel.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We loved it! Seeing the view from historical eyes, walking the halls where our forefathers walked was awe inspiring experience. Would like to return again someday.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

a lot of information about the people of Florida through the years especially liked the civil rights information

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West Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you want to see history you need to stop here and it's FREE!!!! It's amazing all the history that they have in this building. You won't regret it.

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Loganville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I'm from Georgia, and I've been to a lot of state capitols, this one is very interesting. I was a little disappointed that the Citrus Industry wasn't shown to be as important as it was to the history and future of Florida. I know this is a more political aspect of Florida's history and there was very little mention of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Those of us who love history and seek it out are sometimes more enthusiastic about it than those curating or who's care it's in. We are sometimes disappointed by that. That is not the case at the Old Capitol. You can see it in every detail, and in every face there. Great architecture, great history. It's alive.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

interesting place to dive in. if you have 30 min to spare, check it out. wont disappoint. also go up to the observation deck in the new capitol building

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