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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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We had a plan for our trip to Tallahassee but parking proved problematic and we ended outside the Capitol Building, what luck it was so interesting and everyone was very helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a plan for our trip to Tallahassee but parking proved problematic and we ended outside the Capitol Building, what luck it was so interesting and everyone was very helpful, there is even a coffee shop and a cafe - we tried both! Both the new and old buildings are free to enter, with a donation box in the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great repository of Florida history. But due to extensive construction work the museum has been closed for half a year.

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ELJ2906, Public Relations Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

I believe you are thinking of the Museum of Florida History which is down the street in the R.A. Gray Building. That museum has been closed for renovations for about 6 months. The Florida Historic Capitol Museum has not been closed. We are open everyday except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It's good to see that Florida kept most of the historic capital after erecting their new carbuncle. The museum is interesting and our welcome was very friendly indeed.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed the self-guided tour of the capitol much more than we thought we would. The building is nice, and there are many exhibits regarding the history of the politics are state, which was really much more interesting than it sounds. The Senate and House of Representatives are both restores to their former glory and you can even sit in... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We wandered over from the new capital, which was open until 5:00, and didn't realize this museum was closes earlier at 4:30. But the lady at the front desk was very nice and gave us some time to take a peek as she was waiting for a private after-hours tour group. The hallways are undergoing renovation, and from what we... More 

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ELJ2906, PR Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your brief visit. An older building like ours does need maintenance now and then, but the renovations should be completed by early fall. More 

Colmesneil, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The old capitol is nicer to look at than the new building. But the old capitol has several places under construction. We visited on a Saturday and there was very little traffic and parking on street was free.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If in Tallahassee it's a nice place to see. Nice museum. Free entrance and lots of History. You can check the old senate, house of representatives and the History of Florida.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It is amazing how we have grown. The inside of this building is so very small, no way could it accommodate all of the folks in the capital today. But it was a very nice look back at where we were - highly recommend it

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ELJ2906, PR Assistant at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. It is amazing to think that this building used to house all three branches of government. Especially when you can look right across the plaza and contrast the size with the new Capitol, which is only home to the Governor and the Legislature. There's an entirely separate building for the Supreme Court. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Loved the building with its exterior striped window awnings--so Florida. Got to see the state supreme court, senate and house historic meeting rooms. Nice 10 minute video and lots of history of the state.

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DeFuniak Springs, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a well curated walk through Florida Government history. You can stroll through where the original founding fathers and mothers of Florida shaped the State.

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