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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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12:00 pm - 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
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The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present,...

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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A capital's capitol

If you have an interest in history, architecture, or politics then this is the place for you. Located on the east side of the new capitol building this beautiful building served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MTravi
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have an interest in history, architecture, or politics then this is the place for you. Located on the east side of the new capitol building this beautiful building served the state for 130 years. Although almost torn down in order to build the new capitol building it was saved and restored to its 1902 appearance. A short film... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group held a reception in the old Senate building which is also the location of the historic Museum.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Late arrival meant nowhere near enough time for this fascinating museum in a charming building- it unfortunately closed at 4:30. Friendly staff were almost apologetic that it was not very old relative to back home for us (England). Lots of interest for young and old alike (there were a number of schoolchildren who seemed to be enjoying themselves). Particular emphasis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great job restoring this back to its prime. We enjoyed seeing the displays and the temporary exhibit on Florida State Parks. Well worth your time to come check out this example of Florida history. Don't forget to visit the monument to fallen Firefighters of Florida located just outside and to the right of the old capital.

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Thank Jonathan F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Florida has a remarkable history especially as a state having been governed under 5 national flags in its history. This is a great museum of the history of the states history from its statehood to the present with many interesting artifacts to see. Enjoy.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My camping girlfriends and I went for the special exhibit on the history of the State Parks. We learned a lot about places we have been to, and put some others on our "to do" list. We only toured the main floor of the Museum, because we had all been there before. There is a lot of good information on... More 

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Sidney, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped on Dec. 28. It was not crowded, but busy. Very good presentations of Florida History. My 16 year old son really enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has quiet the list of artifacts and knowledge notes to read and well informed staff it is a not so kids understand aspect for older individuals with understanding of the history that is held here

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe our quest to visit all state capitol buildings has soured us but this film needs updating, staff need to be more informative, but maybe we are over skeptical. Loved the red/pink window canopies which gave Mediterranean feeling but felt not only film but exhibits could give more to excite us about Florida's History. Ho, Hum!

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Thank RJourn
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Florida Historic Capitol Museum was restored to the original shape in front of the new capitol. The museum houses a lot of interesting displays and artifacts in the old capitol. Legislature seat as well as the supreme court of that period could be seen.

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