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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

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

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

Park Avenue Historic Chain of Parks

Park Avenue Historic Chain of Parks

Park Avenue Historic Chain of Parks

Promenade through Tallahassee's oldest continuous green space. Chain of seven parks encompass historic homes, anchored by historic cemetaries on the…

Park Avenue (Call St. - College Ave.)
Tallahassee FL
(850) 488-7334

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

Florida Caverns State Park

Florida Caverns State Park

Florida Caverns State Park

This is one of the few state parks with dry (air filled) caves and is the only state park in…

3345 Caverns Rd.
Marianna FL 32446
(850) 482-9598

Bear Creek Educational Forest at Lake Talquin State Forest

Bear Creek Educational Forest at Lake Talquin State Forest

Bear Creek Educational Forest at Lake Talquin State Forest

Bear Creek Educational Forest is a 492-acre tract of Lake Talquin State Forest Programs are FREE for any public or private…

8125 Pat Thomas Parkway
Quincy FL 32351
(850) 627-9064

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Restored to its 1902 grandeur with stained-glass dome and candy-striped awnings, the Historic Capitol stands as an icon at the…

400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee FL 32399-1100
(850) 487-1902

Museum of Florida History

Museum of Florida History

Museum of Florida History

Tracing Florida's history throughout the centuries, permanent exhibits include a mastodon skeleton, a diorama depicting life along the St.John's river…

500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee FL 32399
(850) 245-6396

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

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