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“Well worth a visit”

Museum of Florida History
Ranked #9 of 84 things to do in Tallahassee
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Owner description: Learn of Florida's rich history here.
Sarasota, Florida
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88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were looking for something to do for a few hours and decided to go here. We were greeted by a volunteer who not only told us about the museum but also some of the other local attractions. The museum is well laid out in a time line from pre-historic times through WW II. The displays were very nice and there were some interactive exhibits. I think this museum would be enjoyable for children and it is small enough so that you don't get fatigued by hours and hours on your feet. This museum is paid for by the state and you can even get a token to pay for parking by asking at the gift ship so it is free! There is also a small café. We were glad that we went.

Visited September 2013
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“Great For Students And Families”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

My son had visited this musueum last year in May of 2012 and had liked it alot. We decided to go as a family and really enjoyed it. We have been to other Florida history museum that give us a smaller amount of exhibits. This one is full wonderful historically representations of the states past through the centuries. Admission is totally FREE and you can walk around as much as possible. They do give you a map to follow and the wealth of information is interesting and fun. There's also a small art gallery that features on-again/off-again exhibits that are truly magnificent to look at. This place is a must see while in town.

Visited August 2013
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tripree
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent Seminole Exhibit”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

A small group of girlfriends recently visited and were treated to an enlightening tour by the Museum's registrar, Kieran Orr. Kieran is extremely knowledgeable and provided a tremendous amount to our enjoyment of the exhibit. Be sure and include this museum if you are interested in learning about Florida's prehistory and history; particularly this year with the recognition of the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon's landing in Florida. This museum is FREE and is not to be missed by anyone either living in or visiting Tallahassee. The Egg Cafe is also quite tasty and proceeds benefit the Museum.

Visited August 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
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“Great Summary of Florida History”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The museum is a little hard to find inside the RA Gray Building, but once you do it's filled with great exhibits. Learn about the history of Florida's Native Americans and the Spanish explorers all the way to the Civil Wars. I've enjoyed it both times I've been there.

Visited August 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Downtown Museum”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

In the lower level of this museum has a short film of Florida History and artifacts from Indian Times, Nautical, Military items, steam boat, antique car and camper. Too many things to list. There is a kids play room, a delicious sandwich shop, a very nice gift shop and if you go in the fall...a large quilt show.

Visited August 2013
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