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Florida Historic Capitol Museum

400 South Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
+1 850-487-1902
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Ranked #10 of 41 attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present, and future connection between the people of Florida and their political... more » 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. « less
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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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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My son and I toured the capitol and really enjoyed it, but since we arrived late, we had a very limited amount of time to completely see everything. I always love learning about the past and would love to return when I have more time to take in everything they have to offer.

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Navarre, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very interesting and well set out. Disappointed not to be able to see the Chambers on the second floor because of renovations which spoiled the visit somewhat. The small guide is good and helpful for getting around.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

As a native Floridian and a Social Studies teacher, I was really excited about seeing the historic Capitol. I was not disappointed. The staff is awesome and will take the time to talk to you about a little of the building's history (such as the different renovations and additions the building went through during its history). They offered my son... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Visited the "Old" Capitol building this morning. The attendant at the front desk was friendly and welcomed us. Then he had to tell us that a good portion of the the building was being renovated. After visiting several other historic capitols this was a bit of a disappointment. There was a brief but interesting film that we watched first. Other... More

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Forks, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The photos of past governors and their offices The buildings and the architecture were fascinating and the grounds were well kept

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Ray L, Public Relations Manager at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your post! Yes, the portraits of Florida governors is a great display of our state's history. We're happy to hear you enjoyed our exhibits and hope to see you again soon, as we add more! More

Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I liked that there was no fee to explore this building and take pictures. They still keep the old court room setting from back in the days and you are able to learn the history of Tallahassee the presidents and the Tallahassee University

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Ray L, Public Relations Manager at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Appreciate the response! Indeed, admission is free to our Museum. We have wonderful support from our Members and Funders. Those who also check-in at the front desk with us are also helping the Museum by proving its value as a venue that serves to preserve history and promote civic education. Thanks! More

St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

everthing intact from history -- supreme court, senate chambers and house chambers. nicely done.pictures of Fl. politicos and well-written history.

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Ray L, Public Relations Manager at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, Mack H! We try to maintain our exhibits in the best shape possible. Glad you enjoy them! We're always renovating and improving. In facts, we're replacing the flooring this summer with the same type of linoleum from 1902! More

Tallahassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Old Capital Building was almost destroyed. Fortunately a group of activists were successful in their efforts to preserve the historic building. It is hard to imagine driving into Tallahassee from the east and not seeing that building. Inside, the old senate and house chambers have been restored. This is a physical reminder of the good and the bad about... More

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Ray L, Public Relations Manager at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your comment! Yes, we feel that our building is an iconic landmark to Florida, which is why it is not the a historic museum! It's important to preserve the state's history so that we can help build a better future. More

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