Self-Guided Tours

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Tallahassee is surrounded be beautiful landmarks and waterways for visitors to explore.

Nearby

Birdsong Nature Center
106 Meridian Road, Thomasville , GA

Formerly a working plantation, this 565- acre wildlife habitat includes nature trails, butterfly gardens and bird window. Open 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (?) Admission: adults $5, children ages 4-12 $2.50.

Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum
1001 Gray Avenue, Carabelle, FL 32322

Once an operating training facility, Camp Gordon Johnson has more than 7,000 square feet of displays, artifacts, photos and films documenting the sacrifices and achievements of the World War II era. Open Monday-Thursday 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Friday noon-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission: suggested donation.

Cape St. George Light & Museum
2 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island, FL 32328

Located in the center of St. George Island, this lighthouse was tended for more than 100 years leading mariners safely into Apalachicola Bay. Now it serves as a museum. Visit st.georgelight.org for seasonal operating hours. Admission to climb the lighthouse: $5 adults, $3 children under 16, children 6 and under free.

Cape St. George Light & Museum, St. George Island, FL
Downtown Havana
Downtown, Havana, FL

The town contains an eclectic assortment of shops, restaurants and is known for its assortment of antique dealers. Most shops are open Wednesday-Sunday. For a full list of shops and dining visit www.havanaflorida.com.

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
465 Wakulla Park Dr, Crawfordville, FL 32327

One of the largest and deepest fresh water springs in the world. Parks activities include river boat tours, swimming and trails, historic 1927 lodge and dining hall. Open daily 8 a.m.-sunset. Admission: $6 per vehicle, $4 single occupant vehicle, $2 pedestrian/bicyclist; boat tours $8 adult and $5 children 12 and under.

Clear Water Lake at Wakulla Spring, Tallahassee
Florida Caverns State Park
3345 Caverns Rd., Marianna, FL 32446

Visit nearby Marianna to marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites at the only Florida state park offering cave tours. Cave tours are not offered on Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission: Park entry $5 per vehicle, $2 pedestrians and bicyclist; Cave tours additional $8 ages 13 and older, $5 children ages 2-12.

Limestone Cave at Florida Caverns State Park, Caverns Rd Tallahassee
Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory
222 Clark Drive, Panacea, FL 32346

Families learn about the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem first hand. Interactive touch aquariums provide hands-on encounters with starfish, sea urchins and crabs. Guided tours of the facility, local salt marshes and dock are offered. Lab is open Monday– Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m. Admission: $8.50 adults, $6 children 3-11 years old and $7 for seniors. Reservations needed for tours.

Historic Monticello Ghost Tours
420 Washington Street, Monticello, FL

Once dubbed “The Most Haunted Small Town in the South” Big Bend Ghost Trackers take visitors on an evening walking tour of some of the reportedly haunted homes and buildings in the downtown area. Tours offered the last Saturday of each month and on Friday and Saturday the last two weeks of October. Admission: adults $15, children ages 8-12 $12, children ages 7 and under free.

Jack Hadley Black History Museum
214 Alexander St, Thomasville , GA 3l792

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.

Monticello Opera House
185 W. Washington Street, Monticello, FL 32344

Built in 1890 by businessman and theater lover John Perkins, the opera house is still used for plays, musicals, concerts and murder mystery dinners. For a list of upcoming events and ticket costs visit www.monticellooperahouse.org.

Pebble Hill Plantation
1251 US Highway 319 South, Thomasville, GA 31799

A prime example of a 20th- century shooting and sporting plantation, Pebble Hills offers self- guided tours of the grounds and guided tours of the Main House. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. Admission: adults $5, children ages 2-12 $2, children under age 2 free. Main House Tour Admission: adults $15, children ages 6-12 $6, children under age 6 not admitted in the Main House.

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
148 Old Fort Rd., St. Marks, FL 32355

This National Historic Landmark is where Panfilo de Narvaez arrived in the area with 300 men in 1528. Located at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers, the Spanish built the original fort in 1679 to protect the Spanish missions in the area. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Park entrance FREE. Museum admission $2. Children 5 and younger, FREE.

Seacrest Wolf Preserve
3449 Bonnett Pond Rd, Chipley, FL

A non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe and humane sanctuary for displaced captive wolves. Take a wolf encounter tour and get close with several breeds of wolves. Tours available every Saturday gates open at 11 a.m. tour begins at 1 p.m. Admission: $25 adults and $15 children ages 11-6.

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
1255 Lighthouse Road, St. Marks, FL 32355

The Refuge is a part of the Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail. Visit the ranger station and borrow binoculars and scopes to view birds and wildlife found throughout the park. The grounds also include a historic lighthouse. Each October thousands of Monarch butterflies stop here for food and rest on their migration to Mexico. Open sunrise to sundown 365 days a year. Admission: $5 per vehicle and $1 for pedestrian/bicyclists.

Lighthouse at Sunset
The Big Oak
Corner of E. Monroe Street and Crawford Street, Thomasville , GA

This 325+ year old Live Oak tree stands more than 68 feet tall with a trunk almost 27 feet around. Stand beside the white sign, dial 229-236-0053 on your cell phone, look at the white camera on the telephone pole across the street, then follow the instructions you hear on your phone. You can find your picture online at bigoak.rose.net.

Torreya State Park
2576 NW Torreya Park Drive, Bristol, FL 32321

The park offers beautiful scenery including 150 foot bluffs leading down to the Apalachicola River and the pre-Civil War era Gregory House. Rare Torreya evergreens make it a unique site. Open daily 8 a.m.-sunset. Admission: $3.00 per vehicle and $2.00 pedestrians. House tours: $3 adults and $2 children ages 6-12.