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Museum of Florida History

Museum of Florida History

Museum of Florida History

Temporarily closed.

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

FAMU Eternal Flame

FAMU Eternal Flame

FAMU Eternal Flame

This granite monument stands in the heart of Florida A&M University's campus.

1601 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee FL 32307

Greenwood Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery

Greenwood Cemetery

When a 1936 ordinance prevented the sale of burial plots to blacks in the Old City Cemetery, J.R.D. Laster, Tallahassee’s…

1601 Old Bainbridge Rd.
Tallahassee FL 32303

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 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

Tours of Tallahassee

Tours of Tallahassee

Tours of Tallahassee

Tours of Tallahassee offers First Class multi-day tours of Florida's Capital historic areas and beyond. We maximize the experience by combining…

(850) 725-6456

Frank Lloyd Wright's Lewis Spring House

Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright's Lewis Spring House

Built in 1954 for the Lewis family, this is the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed private residence in Florida. It has…

3117 Okeeheepkee Road
Tallahassee FL 32303

Civil War Memorial

Civil War Memorial

Civil War Memorial

On the lawn of the Old Capitol are two marble obelisks. The southern monument is dedicated to Capt. John Parkhill.…

400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee FL 32399

Bellevue Plantation at Tallahassee Museum

Bellevue Plantation at Tallahassee Museum

Bellevue Plantation at Tallahassee Museum

Catherine Murat, born a Virginian, moved to Florida with her parents where she met and married a Frenchman, Achille Murat. …

3945 Museum Drive
Tallahassee FL 32310
(850) 575-8684

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

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