Originally built in the 1830s by Richard Keith Call, one of Florida’s first territorial governors, and later purchased by LeRoy Collins, who served as a State Senator and the state’s 33rd Governor, and his wife Mary Call Darby, great-granddaughter of Call. The Grove features educational exhibits on all three floors of the restored home and throughout the 10-acre grounds. It is the oldest antebellum home in the area and considered the “original Governor’s Mansion.” For nearly two centuries, the people connected with this place have figured prominently in the moments that defined Tallahassee and Florida history.
Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Call-Collins House at The Grove is one of the best preserved examples of Greek Revival architecture in Florida. Tours of The Grove Museum are offered at the following times:
- Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, on the hour, starting at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
- Saturday, on the hour, starting at 10:00 a.m., last tour starts at 3:00 p.m.
- The Grove Museum is closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday