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“Run down gardens”

Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Ranked #11 of 91 things to do in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

To be fair I did not tour the inside if the house because I was so put off by the exterior buildings and poor quality of the gardens. Maybe the inside is great but first impressions of the outside and grounds was not inviting.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Goodwood is a place some are very surprised to discover, sometimes it's found years after residence in town. It's a historical plantation house right in town, easily overlooked. I passed the spot almost daily for years and only found it while looking into local history. I now like to visit frequently. Admission to grounds is free. You can spend an hour with a friend to chat or for solitude during a work break. I haven't had a tour of the inside of the plantation house (there is a fee for that) or dined in the little cafe on property (will soon). I simply love sitting in the gardens and walking around the numerous and unique structures on the premises. I have attended several events in the newer "carriage house" and they were all very nice. I've helped to clean up the kitchen in that building and think it has adequate space for large event preparation. I have also visited during a garden sale and didn't find anything that appealed to me, but it was fun to look. I highly recommend Goodwood for a quiet break, feeding a history craving or for holding an event.

2  Thank Caldoria
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Carpet in the hallway told you on arrival this was going to be a different type of Floridian house. Great display of period dresses found in attic of house. 11 outbuildings to discover one of which now used as tea room and lunch restaurant, recommend the cakes.

Thank NikiB5382
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

My wife and I arrived and were ready to take the tour of this mid nineteenth century home. However, the individual who was to conduct the tour did not show up so the nice lady at the visitor center let us go through it on our own. This home was built prior to the Civil War and most of the furnishings inside are from that period. It is one of the most interesting old homes that I have ever visited. One can go back in time as he walks through the rooms on both floors. Each room tends to be packed with furniture from that era. There are other buildings on the property that also date back to the same period. The gardens around the place are attractive and seem almost tropical in nature. The huge trees with Spanish moss hanging from their branches added to the beauty of this old plantation.

1  Thank globeseeker007
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This house is a delight to visit. The collection of oil paintings, china, decorative artifacts and furniture is quite rare. It is so well decorated that it looks like there is still someone living there. The painted ceilings are also a pleasure to look at. There are several other buildings in addition to the beautiful garden. This is definitely a must see.

Thank llh007
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