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Goodwood Museum and Gardens

1600 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL
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Ranked #11 of 41 Attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Museums
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very calm museum, indoors and outdoors. I liked the greenhouse very much. In an hour you have a good impression what a plantation was like.

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Albany, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The mansion is stuffed full of original furnishings. The most I have seen during a tour of this type. Good tour. A little expensive, but I was happy to support there efforts to restore and preserve this beautiful home for all of us to enjoy.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Gardens have a wildness about them but that seems to be the plan. This is not a manicured landscaped garden. There is a lovely reflecting pool that used to be the swimming pool hidden near Fanny's cafe. Had a nice lunch at Fanny"s then took the house tour. Costs $12 for tour. Guide explained about all the previous owners. House... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Visited on a Friday morning, to catch the first tour of the day while it was still cool. No one else signed up, so we had a private tour with volunteer, Sue. She shared a lot of the "juicy gossip" and drama that played out in this house. Nice that each family left articles behind and these have been saved... More

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very nice historical tour as part of plantation. This home has been restored to include many original furnishings of the owners. The docents were very informed about all history and furnishings in the home and we could tell they were very passionate about their work. Many buildings are in process of restoration as well as the gardens to original plans.... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
11 attraction reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The museum has a lot to offer concerning the past in and around Tallahassee, and the family is also very interesting - the woman that ended up inheriting the place really should never have been allowed anywhere near it. Great special events around Christmas

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Lenexa, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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