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Lynching Historical Marker at Cascades Park

Lynching Historical Marker at Cascades Park

Lynching Historical Marker at Cascades Park

A historical marker in remembrance of Ernest Ponder, Richard Hawkins, Mick Morris, and Pierce Taylor, Black victims of racial terror…

798 S. Meridian Street
Tallahassee FL

Tallahassee Helicopters

Tallahassee Helicopters

Tallahassee Helicopters

Ready to do something fun, exciting, and unforgettable in Tallahassee? Take off with Tallahassee Helicopters for a breathtaking and memorable sightseeing…

3240 Capital Circle SW Tallahassee
Tallahassee FL 32310
(850) 841-1111

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

Reverend C.K. Steele Statue and Rosa Parks Marker

Reverend C.K. Steele Statue and Rosa Parks Marker

The Reverend C.K. Steele (1914-1980) was the most recognizable figure in the Tallahassee Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and…

111 West Tennessee Street (City Bus Plaza)
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 212-2063

Kirk Collection

Kirk Collection

A 300-piece collection of antique radios, record players and music boxes from the 1920s through the late 1960s. Accumulated over…

1600 Red Barber Plaza
Tallahassee FL 32310
(850) 487-3086

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

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

Florida Vietnam Veterans' Memorial at Lake Ella

Florida Vietnam Veterans' Memorial at Lake Ella

Vietnam Veterans of America, Big Bend Chapter 96, Inc., is sponsoring the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall in the Fred O.…

241 Lake Ella Dr
Tallahassee FL

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

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

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