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Goodwood Museum and Gardens

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Address: 1600 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL
Phone Number: 850-877-4202
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Wonderful way to spend an afternoon

The Goodwood house is interesting and beautiful. I loved that much of the furniture is original. The docent was very knowledgeable of the history of the families who owned the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Mollysmom2015
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Goodwood house is interesting and beautiful. I loved that much of the furniture is original. The docent was very knowledgeable of the history of the families who owned the house. We had a lovely lunch on the property (fried green tomato BLT). Would highly recommed a visit.

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Greeley, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A visit here is like stepping back into the "Gone With the Wind" era. The house museum is magnificent with many original furnishings in the mid-1850s house. The outbuildings are very interesting and the grounds are just what one would expect from the early 1900s. Fabulous! Don't miss this. The cost is very low and the grounds tour is free.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We attended a lovely Christmas Concert in the Barn. What a wonderful setting for a concert! Afterwards, we strolled the grounds and enjoyed the peaceful setting. We also toured the historic mansion. How lovely! There were knowledgeable volunteers in each of the rooms, who were a wealth of information, and told us of the house's history. Well worth a visit!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We came here for the house tour, but loved the grounds. The freesia was in bloom, along with several other flowers. The air smelled divine! There are several out buildings. They include a pool, ice rink, green house, laundry and several guest cottages among others. The tour guide was very nice, and knowledgable. The items in the house are all... More 

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Plainfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We took a guided tour of the grounds. We arrived in between tour times, but they were so kind and took us on a tour, all by ourselves. The art and décor of the mansion are something you have to witness. Lots of history and information here.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband was a volunteer here. What an interesting place. The grounds are great as well very Southern of course. And don't forget to visit Fannys the on site restaurant.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Easy to reach but not as lovely as other plantation attractions. The house is cluttered and the cafe offers a nice selection with varied choices of seating but window and window sills need a DEEP cleaning.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The cafe on the premises is an old house. Very quaint, quiet place to have a lunch date. You can also eat on the shaded lawn outside. The usual salad, sandwich, soup selections. Nice atmosphere

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Unique history of a Florida Plantation and all the drama that includes. It is not a manicured experience but an accurate portrayal of the times it existed in. As a Florida narive, I am amused by some of the reviews by our visitors from the North, who expect perfectly manicured (and completely fake) landscapes. I had an opportunity to buy... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum and gardens are interesting and the main building is beautiful as well as historical. Drop in at lunch time and eat at Fanny's Cafe. My personal favorite is the fried BLT with fried green tomato, apple wood smoked bacon, and orange blossom mayo. Yum!

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