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Florida Historic Capitol Museum

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Address: 400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6536
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+1 850-487-1902
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present,...

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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A good building to walk round, and learn about it's history.

It's open on Sunday which surprised us. the staff where very pleasant, and helpful. I'm totally in favour of these old building being restored to preserve the history of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's open on Sunday which surprised us. the staff where very pleasant, and helpful. I'm totally in favour of these old building being restored to preserve the history of the state, which otherwise would be lost to the future generations. wen had an interesting 2 to 3 hours there.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with a friend to visit the state capital. I have grown up in Florida my whole life so this was such a cool museum to me. You were able to see the history of Florida through a chronological time lapse walking from exhibit to exhibit. It wasn't the larges museum so the tour doesn't take up a whole... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was able to find on the internet that there was free handicapped parking and the building has an elevator so I could get to the exhibits. This is free for a donation. The building has been restored to the 1902 configuration. There is a preliminary film which is about 10 minutes. You can see the governor's office and the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restored to its 1902 grandeur with stained glass dome and candy-striped awnings, the "Old Capital", houses exhibits Florida’s political history.The former House and Senate Chambers, Supreme Court and Governor’s suite were all well preserved to reflect the era of Florida's early history. I most enjoyed walking from room to room learning about the Seminole War to Post Civil War Life... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit to this beautiful historic state Capitol turned amazing museum. The first thing I want to point out is how nice the staff are. It is a pleasure to be welcomed in such a warm and professional manner. Florida has done a great job preserving the original House and Senate Chambers as well as other offices... More 

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Alexandria Bay, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like the old Capitol buildings, this one was no exception! It was almost torn down which would have been a shame! Thank goodness a group of people got together to save it! Make sure to watch the movie when you first enter.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of Florida history perfect for our group. Woman at the front desk gave us a great introduction about the building and it's various transformations over the years. Students went on a scavenger hunt as part of their learning experience. They enjoyed dressing up and pretending to be a judge. Interesting for us adults to see the display on the... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Great place to visit while in Tallahassee! Florida government history with a few hands-on areas. Nice film outlining the history of our state's government.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Florida Old Capitol, now a museum, dates to 1845. It is fully restored to its authentic condition as it was in 1912. It is a great treasure. Self-guided touring. Excellent ten-minute introductory film. Handicapped accessible. The ambience is truly special.

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Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Stopped by Capital Museum and walked around. I learned alot about Florida's history. As a Floridian many things I learned about the state and its history. A must if in town

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