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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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Enjoyable museum with friendly, knowledgable staff

We spent about an hour and a half exploring the museum. Florida has so much history -- this small but beautiful museum was worth the stop. Very clean and well maintained. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent about an hour and a half exploring the museum. Florida has so much history -- this small but beautiful museum was worth the stop. Very clean and well maintained. The staff was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Exhibits were small but interesting. Governor's office exhibit was closed for renovations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

After four years of living in Tallahassee, my husband and I finally decided to visit the Capitol and we were in awe. It's so interesting and enriching all of the history they have. It's also so nice to see how they've been able to keep the inside so well preserved. Very nice for visitors and locals as well.

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Tavares, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

This area is absurdly non accessible by wheel chair or stroller. It is not even worth the effort. I was very disappointed as the museum was extremely boring (this coming from a high school America. History teacher). There were no "great" exhibits. Governor's office was closed for renovations. Seems like I read about constant renos, but the museum seems neglected... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My group of 10-12 year olds did a scavenger hunt there. It was enjoyable for kids and they liked the overall experience. They learned about the history of Florida and enjoyed a very educational introduction done by Tour Guide from the museum. Wioleta @ Tours of Tallahassee

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Lisle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Beautiful setting! The old capital is very historic, well presented. The new capital Don't miss the 22nd floor of the new capital for a bird-seye view of Tallahasee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great views, lots of information about the state, the historic capitol building across from the new capitol was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I have lived in Fla. for 57 years & finally got to see the old capital. It was very informative & I liked the way the outside looked with all the willow trees & flag like shutters. A lot of history there to learn. Love the look of how the old emblem on the Fla flag was & how the... More 

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

We are happy you finally got to make the trip to see us. Preserving the historic beauty of a building like this takes a lot of hard work and we are always thrilled to hear it is appreciated by our visitors. We have some great programming coming up to accompany our newest temporary exhibit and hope to see you again... More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Wohooo excellent, nice place, a lot to learn about florida history. I just love this place all u can see, read and also watch our governor in tv talking about all Florida have on history. U can found souvenir and take pictures everywhere.

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

Florida has a long, fascinating story to tell and we love sharing it with our visitors in a variety of ways. So glad you enjoyed the visit, Anna. Thanks for sharing! More 

Northport, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I visited because one of my bucket list items is state capitols, so while visiting the current capitol I wanted to visit the historic capitol, too. The building is preserved to its 1902 form, and the House and Senate chambers have been restored to their previous appearance. The Governor's Office and Supreme Court were also restored, but the rest of... More 

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

Visiting every state capitol is a popular challenge for travelers and we are always happy to be included in the journey. Thanks for spending some time with us on your trip, and good luck completing your bucket list! More 

DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Out of all the things I saw in Tallahassee this had to be my favourite. It was free to get in and there were so many things to see and learn. Really worth a visit if you are interested in Florida history.

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

Thanks for sharing with everyone and mentioning the free admission. Many people do not realize our Museum is free and open to the public 363 days a year. We hope to see you again, Julie! More 

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Additional Information about Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Address: Address: 400 South Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone Number: +1 850-487-1902
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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