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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

Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery

Old City Cemetery

Tallahassee’s first public cemetery served as the burial place for both blacks and whites as early as 1829. Laws required…

Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Park Avenue
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 545-5842

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

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

John G. Riley House and Museum

John G. Riley House and Museum

John G. Riley House and Museum

Built in 1890 by John G. Riley, local educator and civic leader, the home is the last visible evidence of…

419 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 681-7881

Frenchtown Heritage Hub

Frenchtown Heritage Hub

Frenchtown Heritage Hub

Farmer's Market

524 N. MLK jr. Blvd
Tallahassee FL 32301

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park is one of the state’s most significant Native American ceremonial sites, featuring Florida’s tallest Native…

4500 Sunray Rd.
Tallahassee FL 32309
(850) 922-6007

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

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

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

Spanish explorer Panfilo de Narvaez arrived in the area with 300 men in 1528 and two Spanish colonial forts were…

148 Old Fort Rd.
St. Marks FL 32355
(850) 925-6216

The Grove Museum

The Grove Museum

The Grove Museum

The mission of The Grove Museum is to preserve and interpret the Call-Collins House, its surrounding acreage, and its historical…

902 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 363-5688

Florida State University

Florida State University

Florida State University

Florida State University (FSU) is a public, fully accredited, coeducational research institution with an international reputation in the sciences and…

600 W. College Avenue
Tallahassee FL 32306
(850)644-525

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

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

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

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

Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center & Museum at FAMU

Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center & Museum at FAMU

Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center & Museum at FAMU

Housed within the first Carnegie Library built on a black land-grant college campus, the Meek-Eaton Black Archives has one of…

445 Gamble Street
Tallahassee FL 32307
(850) 599-3020

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

Florida Vietnam Veterans' Memorial

Florida Vietnam Veterans

Florida Vietnam Veterans' Memorial

Monument featuring a 40-foot American flag suspended between twin granite towers bearing the names of Florida's Vietnam casualties and soldiers…

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

Frenchtown

Frenchtown

Frenchtown

Bounded approximately by Tennessee Street, Alabama Street, Woodward Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Frenchtown is Tallahassee’s best-known black…

N Macomb St & W Virginia St
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 513-9981

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