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Museum of Florida History

Open Now: 09:00 - 16:30
Open today: 09:00 - 16:30
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Museum of Florida History

Dioramas and displays depicting Florida mastodon era through present day. Interesting details for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
Worth the time

Free- which is a nice start. Varied presentations from dioramas to talking mannequins to many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arlington, Texas
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Learn of Florida's rich history here.
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500 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL 32399-6504
+1 850-245-6400
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All reviews florida history civil war prehistoric times gift shop free admission and free parking great displays interactive displays a great learning experience parking garage great state sunshine state native floridian scavenger hunt few hours all ages short film three hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dioramas and displays depicting Florida mastodon era through present day. Interesting details for this visitor. Free parking and free admission an added plus.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free- which is a nice start. Varied presentations from dioramas to talking mannequins to many artifacts. Staff were very attentive and went well beyond the call of duty to research an answer to a question beyond the museum. I appreciated the honest yet even handed,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum, near the state capitol, has wonderful displays of the very interesting history of the state of Florida. Free but donations accepted (encouraged). A lot of information on Native American groups that have lived in the region. Display captions in English and in Spanish....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Happytravel4002018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this site while in Tallahassee. We spent over three hours there and could have spent more. Definitely get a listening device. It allows you to hear much more in addition to what you read. What a bargain FREE! I cannot believe that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 42wanderer
Reviewed 6 February 2019

If you have kids you should take them at least 3 or 4 times while they are growing up. What a great experience for my 3 year old grandson who loves dinosaurs!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shawn L
Reviewed 4 February 2019

On a cold January day with preschoolers, we went to the museum in the morning. The scavenger hunt provided by the museum gave a focus for the young ones to view things. They loved seeing the Mastodon, the giant armadillo, picking up a 6 pound...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SHenderson850
Reviewed 24 January 2019

All the local schools bring kids here yearly to learn about different parts of history. It is a great learning experience.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CWayne212
Reviewed 22 January 2019

Easy to find downtown, Parking is easy in the ramp, be sure to go to gift shop to ask for token for free parking. Nicely laid out, easy to follow, lots of things for all ages! Be sure to check out electric car from 1911!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Claudettetravels
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Lots to see and read about Tallahasse / Florida history. Plenty of relics and pictures. Curator very nice and helpful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank chefdarrell2015
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

I would suggest this museum to anyone who stops in Tallahassee. It guides you very nicely through Florida history including small exhibition regarding WW2. We enjoyed it very much and it took us approx 2 hours to go around. And on top: it is free...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from BeverlyHillsBoys | Reviewed this property |
lot attached to museum--free with token given in museum gift shop
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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