Knott House Museum

301 E. Park Ave.
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 922-2459

Built in 1843, this historical home is the former residence of state official William Knott and his wife, Luella.  In 1865 the home served as temporary Union Headquarters and it is where the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Florida, on May 20, 1865, a full month before June 19, 1865 when the remainder of the nation recognized that all enslaved persons were emancipated. Restored to its 1928 grandeur, the home is now a museum.

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Built in 1843, this historical home is the former residence of state official William Knott and his wife, Luella.  In 1865 the home served as temporary Union Headquarters and it is where the Emancipation Proclamation was read in Florida, on May 20, 1865, a full month before June 19, 1865 when the remainder of the nation recognized that all enslaved persons were emancipated. Restored to its 1928 grandeur, the home is now a museum.

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