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Museum of Florida History

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Address: 500 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6504
Phone Number: +1 850-245-6400
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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
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Learn of Florida's rich history here.

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Good way to spend a few hours in Tallahassee

This small museum is one of my favorites. It's located in downtown Tallahassee, has a lot of interesting displays, and is free to enter, although they do suggest a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Phil B
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum is one of my favorites. It's located in downtown Tallahassee, has a lot of interesting displays, and is free to enter, although they do suggest a donation. There is a mastodon skeleton, displays of prehistoric pottery and arrowheads, a colonial Spanish display, and many other displays of Florida history going up to the WWII era. You can... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got a chance to see the museum and it was cool. It's not terribly large but well put together. The citrus area was the most interesting. There is an extensive area of Native American exhibits as well.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was not nearly enough time in our 2 1/2 hour stop at this location on a Saturday afternoon. There were many nice displays and artifacts for the last 10,000 years of Florida history, but tickly the last 500. Great stop for history buffs who enjoy learning and seeing history. If you have limited time, focus on the map that... More 

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Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into history this is the place to go. I knew nothing about Florida but when I came out three hours later I knew a lot The museum starts at the beginning of the Indians in Florida how they lived right through the civil war and ww1 & 2 They have an audio tour that they offer. It... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Nice museum in a fairly quiet part of downtown Tallahassee. Offers an overview of Florida history from the prehistoric to the modern era. Extensive collection of antiques

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We don't personally believe the world is billions of years old, but once we get past that part of the museum, we enjoy the history of Florida and its different roles in our more recent history. The depictions of the Indians is well done and consistent with historical documents. Parking is free when you bring in the ticket for validation.... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

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 September 20, 2016

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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