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Museum of Florida History

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Address: 500 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6504
Phone Number: 850-245-6400
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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

Learn of Florida's rich history here.

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Excellent exhibits of pre-columbian peoples of Florida. The shipwreck collection was very interesting as was the history of how Florida became a state as well as its participation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
paula a
Mystic, Connecticut
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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent exhibits of pre-columbian peoples of Florida. The shipwreck collection was very interesting as was the history of how Florida became a state as well as its participation in the Civil War. This museum can be visited many times.

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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic museum and best of all free (with suggested donation of $5). Many, many exhibits including gold and silver coins from shipwrecks, a mammoth skeleton, ancient canoes and so much else.

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Hernando Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allow at least 3 hours to visit this awesome museum. Kids will enjoy the prehistoric exhibit, I won't spoil the surprises. Anything you want to know about Florida history you can find there. You can park at the garage and then get your parking ticket stamped at the museum for free parking. The museum is also free, but they will... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My family and myself have been to this Museum multiple times over the past year. It never gets old or boring. There is so much anyone can learn while walking through it. I highly recommend it for history lovers. The staff is very nice and knowledgeable about all of the exhibits. There is a gift shop as well as a... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Slow moving histlry museum. Take your time. It might be over the heads of some young ones, especially if they are not into history and reading what the items are and the periods they came from.

Thank pioneermom2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in while passing through Tallahassee. It was a great experience. The museum is small enough to be seen in a couple hours. It covers the period from the Archaic Era through WW II. The displays were very well done & very life like. The written material provided good background information. Our only regret was that we had a... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

The weather was very rainy during our visit to Tallahassee so we visited the Museum of Florida History. I didn't have any expectations that this would be a quality visit. Boy, was I wrong. From early man through WWII, the museum made FL history come alive. The interactive items worked well that gave an extra dimension to the displays. It... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

this is a great venue. the staff is extremely knowledgable and helpful, the exhibits very well curated and the logical layout is honey to my quasi-engineer's brain. definitely worth the quick trip into town from the interstate. parking was close, convenient and actually free (awesome).

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Definitely a stop to make if you travel through Tallahassee. With Free parking and Free admission you cannot make an excuse to meet with the staff who have a passion for history and the one of Florida. The museum has its own parking lot and easy access for handicap, and provide a unique journey within what made Florida today. Kids... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My family and I visited this museum earlier this month on a trip to Tallahassee. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we ended up spending 5 hours on our visit! I tend to rate a little more generously museums that are free to visit, since you lose nothing by dropping by, but we really did enjoy this one. The audio... More 

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