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Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Excellent museum about Florida’s history and government and it’s free

The museum is located in the original capitol building which was the centre of Florida’s government... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wanaka, New Zealand
The exhibits pull you in!

The exhibits pull you in! Walking up to the House and Senate chambers of yesteryear is a solemn yet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6536
+1 850-487-1902
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is located in the original capitol building which was the centre of Florida’s government from 1845 when the Capitol building was constructed to the 1970s when the new state capitol building ( a high rise monstrosity immediately behind the old capitol building )...More

Thank stonellas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibits pull you in! Walking up to the House and Senate chambers of yesteryear is a solemn yet refreshing experience for all Floridians and visitors.

Thank M8275RLemma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fun afternoon because there is an entertaining way to educate yourself by filling out a card with questions. Learned a lot myself...

Thank Antje1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum is unique in that it is wholly dedicated to commemorating Florida's government while preserving a beautiful, historic structure. The building itself was built in 1845. It has been restored to how it looked in 1902. There are exhibits for all...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Decided to check out the Florida Historic Capitol Museum with our elementary aged grandchildren and their parents. This was an excellent choice which was free to see and experience. Lots of history to be learned through great exhibit cases and interactive activities for the kids....More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to see and read about the rich history of Florida! Many facts I did not know about the state and also some events that changed the course of America. Also go to the new capital behind it and the 22nd floor is a...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Attended my first "sips and stories" event at the Museum. I'd gladly attend another. There are many more stories to tell about the Old Capitol, I'm sure! For $25 (for non-members), attendees were served high-quality wines and cheeses/accompaniments at three different "stations," while our knowledgeable...More

Thank lizntally
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My husband and I took our grandchildren and they really enjoyed it. Lots of interesting facts to learn.

Thank suzannemZ9576KR
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This original Capitol is full of history of the "old" Florida legislature. It was interesting to see what the Senate and House of Representatives used to look like and to go back in time so to speak. Since it sits right in front of the...More

Thank TAGrammy
Reviewed 22 July 2018

What an intriguing piece of Florida History (as is the "new" capital). I enjoyed the visit I made there recently; I've been there for fund raisers and for exhibit openings. You'll enjoy it. Include this in your walk-around of the downtown - but be careful,...More

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4 June 2017|
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Response from William W | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your level of interest, you view everything in at least 2 hours! This is if you stop and look at the displays and read the stories!
15 February 2017|
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No, there are no parking facilities on site.