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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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Great way to spend a hot afternoon

Beautiful building to walk through and just feel the history all around you. So many displays to look at and information to read. We had fun searching for the license plate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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High Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful building to walk through and just feel the history all around you. So many displays to look at and information to read. We had fun searching for the license plate scavenger hunt bingo also!

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

License Plate Bingo (in conjunction with our temporary exhibit Driving Florida's Image: The 1985 License Plate Contest) has been a big hit. Glad you enjoyed it and your trip to the Museum. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a great place to stop and visit! The ladies in the front greeted everyone so kindly and warm! It was also very informative without it being boring ;)

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We wish we would have had more time to visit. There are lots of videos to watch, displays to see, and history. So much to see.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A great free self-guided tour of the original state capitol. Displays were very informative. We stopped on a Sunday (Memorial Day weekend) in late May when there were very few other people touring the building. It made for a nice, peaceful experience, as well as an informative one.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The history of Florida, during different eras, from its inception until now is well told through different exhibits. Very well done

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

a native of Florida I am proud that we kept the old capital. It is a great place to visit, with a group or by yourself.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Florida state capital is a very awesome building that shows true architecture of the time when it was built. It's very well done inside and the staff was very friendly. It capital is all self guided so you can go as slow or fast as you want. The first and second floor are "exhibits" about the capital and Tallahassee... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Beautifully done with many original furniture pieces, staffed, self guided, small museum shop, many portraits, usually not very busy, great education trip for middle-elementary children, adults will love it too. Take a walk over to the New capital while in the neighborhood, and take elevators to the top floor for a fabulous viewing area 360 degrees to see far and... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed the Museum. Combining a visit to the Historic Capitol with one to the "New" Capitol, just across the courtyard, is definitely a great idea More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Very interesting exhibits, especially the old maps, which are a favorite of mine. It's free, easy to access, and worth a stop. Combine with a quick look at the interior of the new capitol (which is ugly from the outside but nice inside), and a trip to the top of the new building for a view.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Enjoyed visiting the old capital and the museum. Our family has been in Florida since before the Civil War and like to see the history of our state. I would visit here and skip the monstrosity of our current capital.

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Additional Information about Florida Historic Capitol Museum

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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