HOURS: 10AM - 4:30PM
400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Restored to its 1902 appearance, with stained glass dome and candy-striped awnings, this building houses the Florida Legislative Research Center and Museum, former House and Senate Chambers, Supreme Court, Governor’s Suite and features Florida memorabilia and special exhibits. Special TOUR Guide events include scavenger hunts with a trip to the treasure chest and an art activity.
419 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Built in 1890, the home of prominent resident John G, Riley sits on the fringe of Smokey Hollow, once a working-class black neighborhood whose residents included the mother of jazz greats Nat and Cannonball Adderly, as well as Wallace Amos, creator of famous Amos cookies. Riley was the principal of Lincoln Academy, the first black high school in Leon County. The museum’s exhibits include regional artwork and photographs depicting life in Tallahassee and Florida from 1865 to 1968. It also has a collection of paintings by the famed Highwaymen.
3945 Museum Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Big Bend history comes to life at this 52-acre, lakeside attraction with pioneer dwellings and natural wildlife exhibits and habitats. It features the restored Bellevue plantation mansion with an attached kitchen, slave cabin and a one-room schoolhouse used by former slaves. It is also one of the few museums that combine a natural habitat zoo of indigenous wildlife. Recent additions include a zip line adventure course and Jim Gary’s 20th century dinosaurs.
2100 West Tennessee St., Tallahassee, FL 32304
A national historic landmark, it provides a look at Spanish colonial life from the 17th century. Mission San Luis de Apalachee, also known as San Luis de Talimali, was the western anchor of the mission system that extended from the Apalachicola River to St. Augustine in the 1600s. All of the structures, including a fort, church, dwellings and the largest known Indian Council House in the Southeast, have been meticulously reconstructed from excavations of the more than 60-acre site.
HOURS: Sunrise to Sunset
8125 Pat Thomas Parkway, Quincy, FL 32351
A 492-acre tract of Lake Talquin State Forest that offers free educational programming, the Living Forest Trail where talking trees tell their story, along with camping and hiking opportunities. Don't miss the special hike hosted by the Florida Trail Association, details are coming soon.
500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399
The state history museum chronicles Florida through more than 40,000 artifacts and permanent exhibits which span the prehistoric mastodon and paleo-Indians to the Space Age. The “Forever Changed” exhibit documents Spanish arrival, exploration and settlement and an accompanying exhibit displays an impressive collection of Spanish gold and silver found along the state’s coast. Other exhibits tell stories of the state’s citrus industry, the influx of “Tin Can” tourists, the role during Civil War and World War II and one of the largest collections of paintings by the famed “Highwaymen.”
HOURS: 10AM - 5PM
125 N. Gadsden St., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Housed in a restored 1854 Antebellum home, LeMoyne is a visual arts gallery for local, regional and national exhibits. The complex encompasses half a city block, includes a sculpture garden and provides 10 fine arts exhibitions each year, year-round studio art classes and hosts special art-related cultural events. Special events include: the annual Holiday Show and Sale (open from Thanksgiving thru Christmas Eve) and the LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival (a two-day fine art festival held in downtown Tallahassee in April).
200 S. Duval St., Tallahassee, FL 32301
Get an up-close view of space technology at the Space Mission Simulator, space station laboratory, aerospace exhibit hall, simulated Mission Control, and a domed high-definition planetarium/laser theatre.