John G. Riley House and Museum

419 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 681-7881

Built in 1890 by John G. Riley, local educator and civic leader, the home is the last visible evidence of Smokey Hollow, an African-American community that once thrived in downtown Tallahassee.  Exhibits feature historical artwork and photographs.  The museum was rated No. 8 on the Black Entertainment Television’s list of “Must See African American Places in the U.S.” 

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Built in 1890 by John G. Riley, local educator and civic leader, the home is the last visible evidence of Smokey Hollow, an African-American community that once thrived in downtown Tallahassee.  Exhibits feature historical artwork and photographs.  The museum was rated No. 8 on the Black Entertainment Television’s list of “Must See African American Places in the U.S.” 

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