Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Florida Historic Capitol Museum, Tallahassee: Hours, Address, Florida Historic Capitol Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Florida Historic Capitol Museum
4.5
12:00 PM - 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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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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Noel78
Florida450 contributions
Old capitol still charms
Jul 2021
In my pursuit of seeing all the public historical buildings in the Tallahassee area, I could not neglect this downtown landmark. Thank goodness this structure was not destroyed when the new capitol was built. Its purpose now is to tell the visitor some history of the Florida government from territorial days to 2021. The self-guided tour includes a somewhat dated introductory film and rooms full of exhibits. Visitors are encouraged to walk across the courtyard and visit the current capitol, too. Recommended to anyone interested in Florida political history.
Written July 22, 2021
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K B
St. Augustine, FL28 contributions
So much to learn about!
Jun 2021
My kids so enjoyed visiting. The guest services desk gave them scavenger hunts to complete while walking through the building. It was great. They truly loved it.
Written July 6, 2021
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Marina M
Miami, FL139 contributions
Cute tourist stop
Jun 2021 • Couples
Easy walk around a nice plaza. Definitely consider the heat. Museum is free. Parking is limited. Walking distance from several restaurants and parks.
Written June 9, 2021
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Roland D
Henrico, United States96 contributions
Historic Capitol
Mar 2020
Had some time to kill and stopped by the capitol. The museum is free and is self guided. There are rooms dedicated to aspects of Florida's political history, and you can see the old Senate and Delegate chambers. I would suggest taking 1 hour to do it justice.
Written March 8, 2020
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Mbk
Columbus, OH16 contributions
Learn about the history of Florida and its capitol
Feb 2020
Three floors of history about Florida, its legislature and laws, and the state house will satisfy any history buff. The students loved the scavenger hunt also.
Written February 26, 2020
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,663 contributions
The Old Capitol Building
Jan 2020
The building has the old legislative and supreme court chambers, along with many rooms with historical display, and a video.
The building was restored to the way it looked in the early 1900s.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Written February 17, 2020
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EJRTRIP
Elyria, OH218 contributions
Better than Capitol
Dec 2019 • Family
We only had 45 minutes to see everything so some of the exhibits were shortchanged. It was set up to give a good grounding of the founding of the state of Florida and Tallahassee.
Written January 12, 2020
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edieann
Denver, CO896 contributions
A beautiful restoration with excellent and interesting information plus a video
Jan 2020 • Couples
At the information desk the docent will give you an excellent overview of the creation of the original capitol building, it’s replacement and restoration.

Next you should see the video that traces the socio-cultural history of Florida.

There are two floors to explore where the Supreme court originally was, the Governor’s office with original furniture, and upstairs where the Senate and House met. Lots of well described exhibits, a beautiful staircase and a magnificent recreation of the dome’s stained glass window. (Be sure the docent tells you the saga of how the panel was able to be tesytored!)
Written January 10, 2020
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Philip C
York, ME471 contributions
Well Done Restoration
Nov 2019
Thankfully, the original state capitol building was preserved - actually, stripped back to one of it's early incarnations. As such, it is not a "living building" but it does fill spaces with memorabilia and some history. Of course, if you are interested in Florida History, the State Museum around the corner is outstanding! If you visiting by car, I would suggest you park near the State Museum and walk over.
Written December 30, 2019
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elsiefromga
Savannah, GA35 contributions
Time Well Spent
Dec 2019
Most of the exhibits were very interesting but maybe not for young children. Seeing the governor's actual old office including his, his secretary's, and his stenographer's desks, etc. was a treat. But part of the film about Florida history was a turnoff.
Written December 29, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Florida Historic Capitol Museum 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