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Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

Jack Hadley Black History Museum

The museum features more than 3,000 artifacts representing local, state and national African-American history. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

214 Alexander St
Thomasville FL 3l792
(229) 226-5029

Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center & Museum at FAMU

Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center & Museum at FAMU

Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center & Museum at FAMU

Housed within the first Carnegie Library built on a black land-grant college campus, the Meek-Eaton Black Archives has one of…

445 Gamble Street
Tallahassee FL 32307
(850) 599-3020

Concord Schoolhouse

Concord Schoolhouse

Concord Schoolhouse

The Concord Schoolhouse was originally completed in 1897 for African American children in the small town of Miccosukee Florida. It…

3945 Museum Rd.
Tallahassee FL 32310

Fort Gadsden Historic Site

Fort Gadsden Historic Site

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this is the site of two forts – a British fort built…

Forest Road 129-B
Eastpoint FL 32328
(850) 643-2282

Gaither House

Gaither House

Gaither House

The former home of the legendary Florida A&M University football coach Jake Gaither is now a museum listed on the…

212 Young Street
Tallahassee FL
(850) 765-1945

Smokey Hollow Commemoration at Cascades Park

Smokey Hollow Commemoration at Cascades Park

Located at Cascades Park, the Smokey Hollow Commemoration celebrates the legacy of the historic black neighborhood of Smokey Hollow. The…

101 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee FL

Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson Historic Marker

Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson Historic Marker

Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson Historic Marker

On May 26, 1956, Florida A&M University students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson were arrested in Tallahassee because they refused…

1601 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tallahassee FL 32307

Florida World War II Memorial

Florida World War II Memorial

Monument is comprised of 67 plaques, each honoring veterans from one Florida county, and a central pillar, which is a…

500 S Bronough St
Tallahassee FL
850-245-6400

Reverend C.K. Steele Statue and Rosa Parks Marker

Reverend C.K. Steele Statue and Rosa Parks Marker

The Reverend C.K. Steele (1914-1980) was the most recognizable figure in the Tallahassee Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and…

111 West Tennessee Street (City Bus Plaza)
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 212-2063

Hernando de Soto State Archaeological Site

Hernando de Soto State Archaeological Site

From October 1539 through March 1540, Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his expedition occupied land in present-day Tallahassee. De…

1022 De Soto Park Drive
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 922-6007

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