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Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown

Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown

Taylor House Museum of Historic Frenchtown

Built in 1894 by Lewis W. Taylor, a community educator and leader. Today, the home is listed on the National…

442 West Georgia Street
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 222-6111

Soul Voices of Frenchtown

Soul Voices of Frenchtown

Soul Voices of Frenchtown

Located in the heart of Tallahassee is a community with history and culture stretching back over a hundred years. The…

435 N Macomb St
Tallahassee FL 32301

Civil Rights Memorial Timeline

Civil Rights Memorial Timeline

Civil Rights Memorial Timeline

The Tallahassee Civil Rights Memorial sits on the former site of the Leon County Jail, now known as Cascades Historical…

801 S. Gasden St.
Tallahassee FL 32301

Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

Site of a March 1865 Civil War battle where Confederate soldiers defeated Union troops and kept Tallahassee from falling into…

7502 Natural Bridge Rd.
Tallahassee FL 32305
(850) 922-6007

Mildred and Claude Pepper Library & Museum

Mildred and Claude Pepper Library & Museum

Exhibits chronicling the life of U.S. Congressman Claude Pepper (1900-1989). Includes interactive exhibits, 1937 Studebaker campaign car, reproduction of House…

850-644-9217

Union Bank Museum

Union Bank Museum

Union Bank Museum

Admission to Union Bank Museum is free. The Museum is open Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Group…

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

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

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

Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk

Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk

Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk

Tells the story of the city’s bus boycott of 1956 and the lunch counter sit-in demonstrations of 1960-1963. The sidewalk…

East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee FL 32301

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