Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee

4.7
#4 of 11 in Museums in Tallahassee
Opened in 1977, the Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of this heritage.

As the state history museum, it focuses on artifacts and eras unique to Florida's development and on roles that Floridians have played in national and global events.

Through exhibits, educational programs, research, and collections, the Museum reflects the ways that people have shaped and reacted to their cultural and natural environments.
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  • From a mastodon to native American artifacts, surfboards antique cars and civil and World war history it's great..don't forget free parking too. Just park at museum and get token in gift store. Good f...  more »
  • I think that it would not be the first time that this museum has been referred to as a Sunshine State version of the Smithsonian, but there you go. I am impressed by the detailed look at thousands of ...  more »
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  • Can’t beat it with a stick! This place is amazing...and it’s my understanding that it is supported by tax dollars. Admission was free for the whole family. We went on a Sunday afternoon, and could have stayed until Monday! The exhibits are interactive and several of them rotate. The kids were entertained the whole time! My wife and I loved it as well! The gift shop at the entrance is quite unique with many educational gifts (as you can expect from a museum). Go go go!!
  • We didn't research this visit much but saw it was recommended. Both our boys (10 and 12) enjoyed the museum with different parts being hits. Even grandma's attic was a hit with some fun moments. Way more to see than my photos, a ton of history from the early native America days, through Spanish occupation, statehood and World War II. The surf display was a nice bonus. You can easily use up 2+ hours here so I'm guessing it would range from 1-3 hours depending on your speed. Definitely worth a visit. The parking is $5, but free if you get a token from the front desk. Total cost, $0!

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