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Florida Vietnam Veterans' Memorial

Florida Vietnam Veterans

Florida Vietnam Veterans' Memorial

Moument features 40-foot American flag suspened between twin granite towers bearing the names of Florida's Vietnam casualties and soilders missing…

intersection of N. Monroe St and Apalachee Pkwy, across from the Historic Capitol
Tallahassee FL

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

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

Florida State Archives

Florida State Archives

Florida State Archives

Florida's archival records are invaluable historical and cultural resources that protect citizens’ rights, promote good government, and illuminate our diverse…

500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee FL
(850) 245-6719

Smokey Hollow Commemoration at Cascades Park

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

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

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

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

Hernando de Soto State Archaeological Site

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

Tallahassee Museum

Tallahassee Museum

Tallahassee Museum

The Tallahassee Museum! Set amidst 52 acres of breathtaking Florida flora and fauna, the Museum’s living exhibits of native wildlife,…

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

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