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Goodwood Museum and Gardens

138 reviews
Tallahassee, FL, USA
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About Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Goodwood Museum & Gardens connects our community as a setting where we preserve and share our history, enjoy the arts, and celebrate significant events in our lives. Visit Goodwood on a Tuesday - Saturday and you can take a tour of the Main House, a house built in the 1840s. Items from the 5 families that owned the home are still present and in good condition. Tours are Tuesday - Saturday at 10 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM, and 2:30 PM.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 1145 and first had lunch on the grounds at the Rev Cafe which is very good. We started the tour at 1 pm and it was given by two volunteers who split the speaking duties. They both had been working here almost...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After our guide Sue explained the origin of the home to present day, you tour the home with so much more of an informed knowledge of what you were taking in. The house and the furnishings and the history behind it all was very interesting....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

I extensively travel to historic homes throughout the USA and Europe, and Goodwood is definitely one of the most interesting! I found the owners' histories very engaging and the guides' anecdotes very amusing. I was pleasantly shocked at the surviving collection of vintage clothes ranging...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Shavonne M, Community Relations Coordinator at Goodwood Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

We greatly appreciate your high praise and feedback. We work hard to preserve the buildings and grounds at Goodwood. Thank you again James for your review and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Our tour guides were absolutely wonderful. They were well informed about the history of the house and made great conversation. I had a great time visiting and will definitely be sharing my experience with others. I hope more young people come and visit and get...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Shavonne M, Community Relations Coordinator at Goodwood Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Thank you Onryll for visiting and writing a review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed July 2, 2019

We had some awesome tour guiders who answered all of our questions and explained pretty much everything. Looking forward to coming back in the future!!!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Shavonne M, Community Relations Coordinator at Goodwood Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Thank you Isaiah for visiting and writing a review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Outstanding historical site which has mostly furnishings original to the home. The guided tour was informative and not rushed. A must see for those interested in historical homes. One of my favorite stops in Tallahassee!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Shavonne M, Community Relations Coordinator at Goodwood Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thank you Lynn for visiting and taking the time to leave a review. We work hard to preserve the buildings and grounds at Goodwood, and love being able to share the cultural landscape with others. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed May 26, 2019

Our son and daughter in laws wedding was held here it was a lovely spot and the reception was held in one of the buildings oustanding.More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Shavonne M, Community Relations Coordinator at Goodwood Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thank you Jacqueline for writing a review. Weddings are some of our favorite events to host, and we hope your son's wedding was wonderful. Please let us know if there's anything we can do to raise your review to 5 stars. Thank you again, and...More

Reviewed May 14, 2019

Many outbuilding but the gardens were not maintained. The grounds were as they were when the house was occupied.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

I loved this house tour. I was there for the first tour of the day and was the only customer there. As ownership of the house and grounds changed, the old owners took nothing/very little with them and this occurred with all ownership changes, so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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GoodwoodMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Goodwood Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thank you for visiting Goodwood and taking the time to write a review about your experience. Our docents love hearing that guests have enjoyed the tour. Thank you again!

Reviewed February 6, 2019

Our guide, Margaret, was absolutely amazing. She was in costume as a lady of the house ca. 1950s and had the whole history of the place down pat. She gave at least a twenty minute speech and the audience was transfixed. Never seen a docent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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GoodwoodMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Goodwood Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thank you Georgina for your review. Margaret loves dressing up as Margaret Hodges to tell the history of Goodwood's Main House and will really enjoy hearing your feedback. We hope to see you again.

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mckenzie_mcneil
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Response from Shavonne M | Property representative |
Hi Mckenize! Thanks for your question and your call. Sorry for my delay on answering, I had some problems figuring out Trip Advisors system. When I first started working at Goodwood, I was always a little wary of visiting... More
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They were doing a photoshoot of a sorority the day we were there. I would say they are allowed. I don't know if they charge a fee or not.
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Response from Capt Andy f f | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are free. But to go inside the buildings/museum you need to go on a guided tour. That costs $12. ($10 for people over 65) We did not do it because we did not have the time. But the lady said it would be at least... More
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