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Florida Historic Capitol Museum

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Address: 400 South Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone Number: +1 850-487-1902
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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
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The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present,...

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present, and future connection between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation.

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Very interesting!

While there isn't a tour guide, there are interactive displays and tons of information available on Florida's history and so much more. My kids really enjoyed walking into each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While there isn't a tour guide, there are interactive displays and tons of information available on Florida's history and so much more. My kids really enjoyed walking into each room and reading.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go! It has great exhibits on FL, beautiful architecture, and helpful staff. If you are interested in politics and Florida history, you need to visit at least once. They also have periodic events that are exceptionally well run. One Of Tallahassee's best museums!

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Collierville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's quite a bit of good information here about the capitol building and FL politics through the years. There are interesting stories that appeal even to people who are not big on politics. They have a scavenger hunt for kids as well as a kids area. Definitely worth a visit!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Beautiful grounds to walk and the architecture is stunning. I had a few minutes to spare and was impressed with this gorgeous building.

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Trinity, Florida
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a self guided tour and while we enjoyed the ability to move about as we chose, I think a guided tour would have been even more rewarding. We got there fairly close to closing time so we were a bit rushed but we are looking forward to returning another time.

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1 Thank JimMozellII
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The "old" capital is a nice 1 hr tour. Across the street is the Florida Vietnam Memorial. Take the elevator to that top of the new capital and then see the state museum two blocks away. All are free and are good rain if shine. After 3 hrs at these sites lunch at Harry's and a drive around the FSU... More 

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Abilene
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The exhibits were well planned and displayed. There was a lot of variety. The stained glass dome was lovely.

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Topeka, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Very kind and helpful staff. The facility is spotless and historical displays easy to follow. So happy this has been lovingly restored and preserved since the new capitol is a bit odd and sterile architecturally. We spent quite a bit of our morning here.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

You can learn a lot about Florida in the 19th Century and the 20th Century (up to about 1970). It gives the visitor a good view of Florida's political and social history - and its government - since Florida became a Territory in the mid-19th Century. It deals lightly with some of Florida's terrible history (slavery, discrimination, domination by the... More 

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clearwater, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great example of period architecture of Florida. Contrast with adjoining 1960's replacement presents a very interesting contrast. Fortunate that it was not destroyed since it gives visitors a real feel for the earlier eras. Inside are exhibits and limited number of informational guides. Major rooms are accurately furnished. School aged children will enjoy the treasure hunt for different display items.... More 

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