Museum of Florida History

Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee: Hours, Address, Museum of Florida History Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Florida History
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Donna M
Palm Harbor, FL35 contributions
Oct 2021
Museum was well planned out, moved along nicely and was pretty interesting. The front desk young lady upon entering was engaging and friendly. I am glad we went!
Written November 4, 2021
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munderwood99
Tallahassee, FL103 contributions
Oct 2021
Changing exhibits maybe ought to stay in place longer. I hate when I miss one. The permanent collection is interesting and even exciting.
Written November 1, 2021
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God_Bless_The_DADS
Mobile, AL112 contributions
Aug 2021
Excellent museum -- especially considering it's free: I've paid more for museums that were not nearly as good. (Even the parking is free -- with a token from the museum.) Plenty of interactive activities, and the displays are impressively immersive. I learned a lot of things I never knew, and the history of Florida is richer than I ever realized.
HOW MUCH TIME you should allot: everyone here said 3-4 hours. I say 4 hours minimum, after seeing all the cool stuff they had, and that's with me just speed reading during the first hour (and I wasn't even 1/4 of the way through the exhibits).
Written August 18, 2021
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Noel78
Florida464 contributions
Jun 2021
An outstanding, comprehensive museum capturing Florida from prehistoric times to the 20th century. Every exhibit was well-researched and displayed. Although the pedestrian flow is a little confusing (I looked at the Civil War before the prehistoric mammals), if you pay closer attention you can probably direct yourself more attentively. I spent 2 hours here, and I am a seasoned museum goer.

Note: there is a cafe off the lobby, but its hours are 12 to 2. Admission is free. Parking free also with a token obtainable at the gift shop.
Written June 18, 2021
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Cristina A
Tallahassee, FL2 contributions
Feb 2021
Excellent museum knowledge and friendly staff this spot really fantastic I will highly recommended to all to visit here👍🤩
Written March 22, 2021
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Tgogators
53 contributions
Sep 2020
These other comment are not lying! I've been here dozens of times since my grade school years (the mid-90s) and some parts of it (the walkthrough river boat, grandma's attic, souther farm life displays) are exactly the same and have been perfectly kept up. It's nice that is has a few revolving exhibits to add to the diversity of Florida history (which is rather vast). One of the few places in the state you can see authentic dinosaur bones! The tone of the self-guided museum starts in prehistoric times, to Spanish (later British) occupation, Civil War, onto the World Wards, and parts that reflect general Florida life. Definitely something of interest for the whole family!
Written September 22, 2020
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Bob B
Boulder, CO237 contributions
Mar 2020
I love museums, and have traveled to many states and Europe to visit them. Overall, I would compare the Florida museum as their equal, and it's free.
The quality of the dioramas was exceptional, with vivid colors, extremely life-like figures, and inventive staging. The range of artifacts throughout the building was astounding
The pre-history and history of Florida is fascinating, and it was well represented here. A bonus was an exhibition of Florida landscapes with a good selection of works by the Florida Highwaymen.
Written March 11, 2020
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mentlflos
tallahassee37 contributions
Apr 2019
I took my 11-yr old grandson on a teacher planning day. Although I've been to the museum several times after visits to the professionals upstairs, taking a bright and inquisitive child was fun. I was glad to see him actively inquisitive about the exhibits on Florida's history, and the contributions of African Americans both as slaves and as freedmen. The steamboat climb through was fun for me too. We took pics of him in the modern florida exbibit with his head in the jaws of the alligator.
Written March 9, 2020
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Rick E
Calistoga, CA157 contributions
Jan 2020
Perhaps one of the best state museums I have ever been to and it is FREE! The displays and dioramas were first rate. A child interested in history will really enjoy the many buttons to push and hear recorded historical info (instead of having to read everything!). The temporary display was a variety of Florida landscape paintings and that was outstanding!
Written January 18, 2020
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MdDaddyBear
Baltimore, MD45 contributions
Dec 2019
I drove 3 hours just to see this place.... and it was better than I had expected!. As an example, most places add a small display about the pre-European inhabitants ... this museum had several ROOMS, with great detail about life and culture. I learned a lot here -- did not know that Florida belonged to the French for a while.... Great museum.
Written January 2, 2020
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Museum of Florida History is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM