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

Certificate of Excellence
History museums, Museums
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 400 South Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone Number: +1 850-487-1902
Website
Today
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Most recent review
Perfect for History Buffs.

The personnel were knowledgable and very friendly. We were fascinated by the many rooms open to touring and the detailed information regarding Florida becoming a state and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Vicki R
,
Bridgman, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bridgman, Michigan
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The personnel were knowledgable and very friendly. We were fascinated by the many rooms open to touring and the detailed information regarding Florida becoming a state and the development of their government.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plainfield, Indiana
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a self-guided tour of the Old Capitol, but the staff there gives you excellent information. Be sure to watch the video in the beginning, as well. The rooms where the legislature met are still there. The stained glass in the Dome is something to behold all by itself. The Governor's office is there. An outstanding place to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oregon
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
45 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Good history, it was fun to see some original hanging chads. Great views from the top, although it took several different elevators to get to the top.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Coral, Florida
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I first toured the old Capitol when it was the working Capitol in 1962. I moved away for many years and had occasion to visit after it had been returned to it's original state and developed as a museum. For all of it's provenance as a Capitol building in the 60's it has truly become something special in it's return... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My family and I travel often and always try to make sure we see the state capitols if we are near them. It is odd that the three states I've lived in I have never seen their capitols, so I decided to rectify that and visit Florida's Capitol this weekend with my daughter, niece, and their friend (all 11) and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The Historic Capitol Museum is fun and educational; my eight year old loves visiting both this and the New Capitol!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

They knew where to place important buildings in those good old days. At the top of a hill - at the end of a long boulevard you can see the building housing the law makers.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
87 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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
4 helpful votes 4 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

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?