Discover Local Gifts and Art
A Journey into Tallahassee’s New Visitor Information Center & Gift Shop
Welcome to the vibrant Capital of Florida, where a new haven for tourists and locals alike has emerged – the recently opened Visitor Information Center & Gift Shop. This 165-year-old building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been meticulously restored to its 1920s charm. Strategically situated between Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Florida State University campuses in the Arts District, the Visitor Center is within walking distance of over 400 hotel rooms.
Nestled in the heart of the community, this center serves as a hub for all things Tallahassee and the surrounding area, providing information about the area’s many attractions, lodging, events, restaurants, trails, and entertainment options. The gift shop showcases a curated array of treasures from over 30 local artists, makers, and producers, including jewelry, collectibles, Tallahassee/Leon County-themed postcards, hats, T-shirts, and other unique gifts. Let’s take a closer look at three remarkable local artisans and makers whose works have found a home within this gift shop.
Capturing Nature’s Essence on Canvas
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of Anne Hempel, an immensely talented artist who finds inspiration in the wonders of nature. Anne’s paintings, created in the mesmerizing impasto style, convey light and expression through rich colors and textured surfaces. With a keen eye for detail and a heartfelt connection to her subject matter, Anne’s art effortlessly evokes the beauty that surrounds us.
Recandledkindled: Sustainability Meets Elegance
Ashley Green is the visionary behind Recandledkindled, an eco-conscious home goods company dedicated to luxury, comfort, and sustainability. Ashley creates exquisite products that infuse elegance into everyday living using recycled glass, natural ingredients, and sustainable packaging. From beautifully crafted candles to thoughtfully designed home decor items, each creation from Recandledkindled reflects a commitment to preserving our environment while enhancing the ambiance of your space.
Marie’s Jelly, Jams & Herbs: A Taste of Local Delights
Indulge your taste buds with the delectable creations of Rose Marie Garrison, the talented owner of Marie’s Jelly, Jams & Herbs. Rose Marie transforms nature’s bounty into a range of delicious and flavorful preserves using locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Whether you crave a classic fruit jam or a unique herbal infusion, Marie’s artisanal products are a testament to her passion for quality and locally sourced ingredients. Experience the mouthwatering delights of Marie’s Jelly, Jams & Herbs in our gift shop!
As you embark on your journey, make sure to visit the Visitor Information Center & Gift Shop, where the spirit of local artistry and craftsmanship thrives. Discover the captivating works of Anne Hemple, the sustainable luxury of Recandledkindled by Ashley Green, the flavorful creations of Marie’s Jelly, Jams & Herbs by Rose Marie Garrison, and so much more! These remarkable artisans and makers represent our community’s thriving creative spirit, and their masterpieces offer a unique glimpse into the area’s rich cultural heritage. Explore the vibrant Visitor Information Center and Gift Shop, open six days a week, and be sure to grab a unique piece of local talent you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Visitor Information Center & Gift Shop
918 Railroad Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida 32310