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Goodwood Museum and Gardens

1600 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL
850-877-4202
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Ranked #11 of 39 attractions in Tallahassee
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Museums
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Lenexa, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Our initial impression upon driving in was that of entering a page of history. The museum included the mansion and multiple out buildings set within lovely grounds. We found the docent both interesting and knowledgeable, actually Tom was one of the best that we have experienced in our travels. The impression was one of a lavish, living plantation and not... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Who knew this was hidden behind TMH hospital?! A few friends and I went to check the plantation out on a slow Tallahassee Saturday. We were happily surprised to find so much history here in Tally and a beautiful home and grounds. I wouldn't make a big trip out of visiting here, but certainly worth going to see if you... More

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Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

To be fair I did not tour the inside if the house because I was so put off by the exterior buildings and poor quality of the gardens. Maybe the inside is great but first impressions of the outside and grounds was not inviting.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Goodwood is a place some are very surprised to discover, sometimes it's found years after residence in town. It's a historical plantation house right in town, easily overlooked. I passed the spot almost daily for years and only found it while looking into local history. I now like to visit frequently. Admission to grounds is free. You can spend an... More

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Carpet in the hallway told you on arrival this was going to be a different type of Floridian house. Great display of period dresses found in attic of house. 11 outbuildings to discover one of which now used as tea room and lunch restaurant, recommend the cakes.

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globeseeker007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My wife and I arrived and were ready to take the tour of this mid nineteenth century home. However, the individual who was to conduct the tour did not show up so the nice lady at the visitor center let us go through it on our own. This home was built prior to the Civil War and most of the... More

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Houston
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This house is a delight to visit. The collection of oil paintings, china, decorative artifacts and furniture is quite rare. It is so well decorated that it looks like there is still someone living there. The painted ceilings are also a pleasure to look at. There are several other buildings in addition to the beautiful garden. This is definitely a... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We arrived mid morning. There is no admission fee for the grounds. While it appears that the museum relies on volunteers for some of the grounds keeping chores, we thought the upkeep was lacking. The only way to see the house is with a paid guided tour and after we walked the grounds we found we had a half hour... More

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FL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Make a point to take the tour. It's very interesting and we really enjoyed our leisurely walk around the beautiful grounds.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Lovely restored plantation with beautiful time-period furnishings and fashion. Self-guided tours of home and grounds with knowledgeable docents along the way. The fresco ceilings in the main house are so beautiful and detailed. I loved the personal photos that showed people interacting with the furnishings you were looking at. But, I really loved the fashions shown throughout the house. I... More

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