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Museum of Florida History

500 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6504
+1 850-245-6400
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Periods of FloridaHistory

A great place to trace major periods of Florida history from the native Indians to todays present... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard M
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Naples, Florida, United States
A step back in time!

Highly recommend a tour of this expansive museum when in town. You'll learn things you never... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
E8295UFdeb
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Nebraska
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Learn of Florida's rich history here.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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500 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6504
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great place to trace major periods of Florida history from the native Indians to todays present period. Along the way archeological discoveries are presented in a context of continuing history.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend a tour of this expansive museum when in town. You'll learn things you never realized about the history of the state of Florida.

Thank E8295UFdeb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently remodeled, reopened, and expanded exhibits, particularly in the prehistory and early history areas, are fascinating. The mastadon, dugout canoes, very old carvings, spear points, pottery....with clear, well-written displays. The civil war area is interesting as well. The museum has wonderful special exhibits and events....More

Thank OldeFlorida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have donated items to this Museum. As the couple that brought marriage equality to the state of Florida we donated the clothing worn at our wedding to this museum. The curators were very interested and helpful in the process. They have a huge collection...More

Thank fireman452
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to put into context how creative the team has been at laying out this fun space. Needs omevolve upstairs...

Thank Madeleine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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....More

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank dwew35
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank xckier
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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.

3  Thank Frances T
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!

2  Thank SusanRVer
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Mainamanda12345
How long does it take to go through the whole building?
27 October 2016|
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Response from tomtri75 | Reviewed this property |
it all depends on your level of interest in the various exhibits, as others have aptly described. 3-4 hours would be completely adequate, I'd think. that would include time-outs for a snack and some sit down time to relax... More
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Linda M
Is it handicapped accessible?
22 September 2016|
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Response from pioneermom2011 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!
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AndreaBobbysmom
does it cost money
19 December 2015|
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Response from pioneermom2011 | Reviewed this property |
free
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