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Museum of Florida History

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Address: 500 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6504
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+1 850-245-6400
12:00 pm - 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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A great morning at a wonderful museum

A visit to this museum had been recommended by several family members, and it was the perfect way to spend a morning. The entire museum is amazing! The museum, itself, is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Ann S
Orange Park, Florida
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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to this museum had been recommended by several family members, and it was the perfect way to spend a morning. The entire museum is amazing! The museum, itself, is beautifully designed, and the displays are very informative. I can't say enough good this about this FREE museum detailing Florida's history. There is a parking garage nearby, and it... More 

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Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful museum, free, plus they offer you a token to pay the parking in the lot next door. Gals at the front desk are very informative about the city and places to go.

Thank Susan S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of Florida was covered from the early people up to present day. The mastodon skeleton was really something to see. Go to the gift shop and ask for a parking token.

Thank Sue N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum tells a very thorough story of the history of Florida. Dating from 1513 and going forward, the state has a very lively history of ownership, fights, and ancient civilizations. Hallways wind through many rich exhibits that display all manner of artifacts. There was no charge to tour the museum either.

Thank Melodycthomas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a suprise! First, it's free, always a bonus, but it is really well done and interesting. Quite large. Plan on spending an hour or two. They have a variety of exhibits, some of which are interactive. We picked up the free self tour headset, but they were unnecessary, since the exhibits were so well explained.

Thank Margaret P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the exhibits especially the Indian artifacts from the area...we had just been to the Indian Mounds Park at Lake Jackson and this tied into that site . While we were at the site, we kept wondering where the artifacts would have been displayed ! The AAA guide said to allow an hour, well I can't imagine only spending... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed reading about and seeing exhibits relating the history of Florida dating back before humans were there. Very informative and easy to navigate around to get a good overview of all the displays.

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Dundas, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Not a huge museum but well laid out, taking you through the history of Florida from the First People to WWII and today. Nicely done displays, visuals balanced with information. And its Free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We were very impressed as to the layout of this museum. If you follow the signs, your walking tour takes you from the earliest history of the state of Florida up to the present day. The displays are enjoyable from the youngest toddlers to the senior citizen. From small dioramas to giant displays. To little time and space here to... More 

Thank Fred W
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

A must-do at Tallahassee. Vast. Allow at least two hours. Something for all ages. This is a Florida treasure. No fee. Donations welcomed.

Thank francestaber

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