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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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12:00 - 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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Great docent and a wonderful look back to the history of Florida. Costs nothing and a good way to spend time in the city

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Brookfield, Illinois
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Brookfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great docent and a wonderful look back to the history of Florida. Costs nothing and a good way to spend time in the city

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a surprise to see two capitols together. The gentleman at the desk was a great source of information. So much history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The original Capitol building was built in the late 1800s. An addition was added in 1902, then a couple more over the years. Eventually, all the additions were removed and the Capitol has been restored to its 1902 appearance. It has a beautiful sweeping staircase as you enter the building with wings to the right and left. Rooms have displays... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful place. We went inside and there's a FREE tour. There's a lot of historic things in there, as well as the old Senate and House rooms. I loved all the old desks. This is a GREAT place to take kids and teach them about Florida laws and its history.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the 22nd floor was incredible. You can see inside the rooms when they're not in session. One note, you will pass through metal detectors.

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Lake City, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed how they restored so much of the museum to be like it was back in the early 1900s. A lot of the spaces were marked for upcoming displays, but the parts we saw were pretty neat to show you how things were back then.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a familly outing for Thanksgiving so we went to the Old Capitol. There were 10 of us from 9 to 67 and we all had an excellent time. Take the time to read the signs and plaques. Look at the informational brochures and it will transport you back into Florida's past. It doesn't take long to "see it... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Love when these pieces of history are restored & maintained. We learned a lot about Florida, the state; its statehood, its politics, etc... The beautiful stained glass dome is the crowning jewel. Worth the visit. And its Free.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A nice place to go on a quiet day to see what the old capital looked like and see some really funny ads from the bygone era of black face! There is a orange juice ad with a caricature of a black man saying, "Dis sho am good!" I almost wet myself!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you enjoy history, you will find the old Capitol interesting. Good place for a school or scout field trip.

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