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“Need time to see it all”

Museum of Florida History
Ranked #9 of 83 things to do in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Learn of Florida's rich history here.
Castle Rock, Colorado
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Need time to see it all”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Interesting museum, lots of well labeled exhibits. Several life size models of sailing ships complete with sound effects. Free with a donation. We didn't have enough time to really appreciate it.

Visited January 2014
Thank Patricia S
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English first
Concord, New Hampshire
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358 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“excellent overview of florida history”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

both young and old will find interest here. from before FL was inhabited up thru WWII there are exhibits, pictures, etc. great place! if you are REALLY interested give yourself 2/3 hour, there is a lot to see!

Visited December 2013
Thank r1manchester
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Havana, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Museum for You and the Kids!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This museum traces the history of Florida from prehistoric times to the present. It's not too big to be overwhelming and is highly interactive. You ( and maybe your kids too) will be wowed by the skeleton of a wooly mammoth found nearby in Wakulla Springs. You can walk through a Spanish ship, sit on a canon, view the loot the Spanish lost in shipwrecks, and climb aboard a. St. John's River steamboat. The kids will love playing dress up in Grandma's attic, too! This museum has a great little gift shop. Ask the cashier for a parking token and your parking will be free! An hour to two hours here and you will have seen everything! Well worth a visit!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Roberta V
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Pine Valley, California
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89 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“a high quality museum”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

good, not exceptional, overview of Florida history -- well worth a stop when in the Capitol area -- good bookshop for Floridiana, and a convenient cafe with a too-early closing time (don't plan the coffee-break for the last minute of your visit)

Visited April 2013
1 Thank RogerDR26
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Road to Florida 32nd Annual Quilt Show”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

My husband and I traveled to Tallahassee this past week to tour the museum and the quilts. Covered parking is free with a token you ask for at the gift shop inside. Entrance is free as well. The display is on one level. The quilt show had several rooms of various sizes of handmade quilts. There are some very beautiful intricate quits, along with some simple and some that just make you smile. If you enjoy quilting or even just love fabric, it's worth a trip. Afterwards we walked through the rest of the museum. There is a great World War II display, transportation display, gold and silver salvaged from shipwrecks around Florida, Civil War memorbilia, history of the citrus industry, pioneer logging and shipping. You could see everything in this museum easily in two hours. One thing that surprised me was there wasn't anything from Florida's space program on display. Check your time when you go because they closed at 4:30 pm when we went.

Visited September 2013
Thank Hobiebeach
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