Becoming Florida’s Capital

Becoming Florida's Capital

In this temporary exhibition, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum invites you to explore the historical actions and power struggles that defined early Tallahassee and led to the city Becoming Florida’s Capital.

Start Date

Mar. 1, 2024

End Date

Jan. 5, 2025


09:00 am


Florida Historic Capitol Museum
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL 32399
(850) 487-1902
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Two hundred years ago, on March 4, 1824, Governor William Duval announced Tallahassee as the site for Florida’s new capital city. Local lore attributes the decision to two commissioners sent on a legendary journey, however, Tallahassee’s tale begins much earlier. On display from March 1, 2024 through January 5, 2025, the exhibition and related programming complement the City of Tallahassee and Leon County bicentennial commemorations.


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