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Museum of Florida History

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Address: 500 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6504
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Learn of Florida's rich history here.

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This free of charge museum tells the Florida story in every detail from 12,000 years ago to the presence. We spent about two hours but had to skip most of the details. To get the... read more

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This free of charge museum tells the Florida story in every detail from 12,000 years ago to the presence. We spent about two hours but had to skip most of the details. To get the complete picture you probably need to spend a full day. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Nice little cafe also. Must visit.

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Crawfordville, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many of us live here in Tallahassee and have probably not been to this museum. You simply MUST go. There is no charge, and you will NOT be disappointed. What a wonderful introduction to our great state's history, with wonderfully helpful and friendly staff.

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great museum! The thing that is so fascinating about the human history of Florida is the fact that the state was only recently developed. This museum takes you down a path in chronilogical order. During our visit there was an outstanding exhibit by the fabulous photographer Clyde Butcher.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Learn Florida's history - from prehistoric times. Remarkable displays. Abundant written descriptions. Minimum of two hours. Could easily spend four hours. Appropriate for most children age of ten years upward. Excellent introductory film.

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We didn't have a lot of time to just stroll thru this museum which was a mistake. It really has a lot to offer! And it is set up from the beginning to now. It's free and really worth the time and effort to visit!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good place to visit here in Tallahassee, FL to get an overview of the history of the state. You can see various items that have been a part of the history of this state.

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Damascus, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We are not big history fans and there was nothing extraordinary here to turn us into ones. The museum is in the basement of a larger building and has the typical old silverware, cannon balls, boat pieces, etc. from Florida history. It could be a good field trip for students who are first learning about Florida.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I'm ashamed to say it took me too long to visit this museum. You can definitely spend a good three hours here. I hope they have more funding to put more of Florida's history on display. I was able to see how the artifacts are restored and recommend this as a must do if it is available on the day... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

What a lovely museum! We were greeted at the desk by friendly staff and given a guide sheet for the layout of the museum. Although they take donations, there is no fee and we were pleased to visit for free. Outside the museum is a fine display of bronze statues of Seminole Indians. There are Mastodon bones, dioramas and statues... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The best way to get a sense of a state when your time is short is to visit their history museum, and this one did not disappoint. It was a discovery to me to find out how many nations claimed this land at one time or another. While it was very kid-friendly, with many interactive attractions, the chronology of the... More 

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