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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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Very Historic Museum & FREE!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is fabulous tour where you can learn about Florida's political history--from the first govenor to the present. All the growing pains of a new state are covered in the tour. Rooms representing both chambers of government are set up as they would have been during the use of this facility. Great trip for families with children beginning to learn... More 

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

Thanks for telling us about your visit! Our Museum is a great place for families, especially with our unique scavenger hunts made for kids of all ages. More 

gainesville florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was very interesting. It took you through all the Governors of My Great State of Florida. We walked through all the Branches of Government. The Capitol Museum has a lot of history, and the grounds are just as impressive. My husband is a Police officer and, when we saw the Officer Down monument, he was brought to tears.

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

Thanks for sharing! We are glad you enjoyed spending some time with us and especially happy that we could provide a powerful connection to history for your husband. Best wishes and safe travels! More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place packs in more Florida information than you could ever dream of. There are tons of displays about virtually everything concerning Florida. Every Floridian should visit this place, as they would learn a lot of their state and how it has grown up over the years. Impeccably restored; it's beautiful both inside and out. A very good place to... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words, Luis. We work hard to preserve Florida's history so that we can tell, as completely as possible, the amazing story of our state. We agree that every Floridian should take a visit, so please continue to spread the word! More 

New Port Richey, FL
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

very nice piece of history. Newer capital right behind it and sooo not attractive. Head north on US19 and the road runs right to this old capital bldg. Lots of good history within. Old House of Representative and Senate rooms a nice bit of history.

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

Our Historic Capitol building is near and dear to the hearts of many Floridians and we are thrilled you took the time to enjoy it with us. Thanks for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again! More 

Navarre, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

It truly enjoyed learning about Florida's history here. The staff members are friendly and had a lot of information about the Florida's capital. I am sure I am going to come back soon.

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

We love to hear from happy visitors and can't wait to see you again. Thanks for sharing, Mickey! More 

Fort Pierce, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This building has been restored to its early 1900 appearance and there are many rooms to explore that cover the three branches of government, public health, landmark events, etc. Many of the papers and furniture are the originals. The political history museum explores the political process and highlights individuals that were key players.

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

Thanks for your review, Felicia! Florida's extensive history is fascinating and we do our best to preserve and protect it. More 

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