We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Address: 400 South Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone Number: +1 850-487-1902
Website
Improve this listing
92%
Ranked #8 of 33 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...
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.

Hotels near Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Write a Review

67 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    39
    23
    3
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
84 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

On my trans-American charity cycle ride from Miami, FL to San Francisco, CA through the southern states, it is always nice to find somewhere to unwind at the end of a long day in the saddle! This building is no longer functioning as a government building - now an impressive historic building/museum I wondered round here for a couple of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tallahassee, Florida
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Neat to see the history of the capitol and how it ended up looking like a male phallus, but not somewhere really interesting enough to come back. There's not a whole lot of exciting artifacts and displays, but its cool to sit in the old House and Senate Chambers that are on display. However, all of it can be seen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Took a drive to Tallahassee today to see some sights. The old capital is very nice and offers a lot of history. Definitely worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orland Park, Illinois
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
100 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Daytona Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Melbourne, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Florida Historic Capitol Museum also viewed

Tallahassee, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to Florida Historic Capitol Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Florida Historic Capitol Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?