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A destination with rich historical roots woven into our core, Florida’s Capital City is home to one of the largest and oldest historically black universities in the country and an array of museums and historic sites each offering a glimpse into the lives that shaped Tallahassee.

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COOL DOWN AND MAKE A SPLASH!

A joyful jump from the diving platform into the soothing, calm, cool water of Wakulla Springs is sure to delight all ages. The waters of the deepest and largest fresh-water spring in the world remain at a brisk 72 degrees year round, offering both the chill and the thrill of summer memory making adventures. Swim through the clear spring water, enjoy a sights and sounds of the river boat tour or the cool tastes of ice cream delights from the soda fountain cafe.

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Frenchtown Heritage Hub

Frenchtown Heritage Hub

Frenchtown Heritage Hub

Farmer's Market

524 N. MLK jr. Blvd
Tallahassee FL 32301

Old Lincoln High School

Old Lincoln High School

Old Lincoln High School

Lincoln Academy was first organized during Reconstruction in 1869 and later moved to Frenchtown. Later known as Lincoln High School,…

438 West Brevard Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 891-4180

Guided Tours in Florida's Capital and the Forgotten Coast

Guided Tours in Florida

Guided Tours in Florida's Capital and the Forgotten Coast

Sightseeing Narrated Guided Tours Take a narrated sightseeing tour on an electric golf cart named Wilma, in our comfy SUVs,…

(850) 212-2063

Union Bank Museum

Union Bank Museum

Union Bank Museum

Florida’s oldest surviving bank building that reopened after the Civil War as the Freedom Savings and Trust Company for emancipated…

219 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 561-2603

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum

Once an operating training facility – it served as an amphibious training base for nearly 30,000 soldiers between 1941 and…

1873 Hwy 98 West
Carrabelle FL 32322
(850)697-8575

Knott House Museum

Knott House Museum

Knott House Museum

Built in 1843, this historical home is the former residence of state official William Knott and his wife, Luella. In…

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

Mission San Luis

Mission San Luis

Mission San Luis

See history come alive through costumed living history, hands-on exhibits, re-creations of period buildings and archaeological excavations at the only…

2100 West Tennessee St.
Tallahassee FL 32304
(850) 245-6406

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park is one of the state’s most significant Native American ceremonial sites, featuring Florida’s tallest Native…

4500 Sunray Rd.
Tallahassee FL 32309
(850) 922-6007

Governor's Mansion

Governor

Governor's Mansion

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the mansion’s Greek Revival architectural style and the central portico was designed to resemble…

700 North Adams Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 488-4661

1963 Civil Rights Protest Jail Overflow Site

1963 Civil Rights Protest Jail Overflow Site

1963 Civil Rights Protest Jail Overflow Site

Side One: Throughout the 1950s-1970s, large-scale, nonviolent demonstrations by audacious students attending Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), Florida State…

441 East Paul Russell Road
Tallahassee FL

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