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Knott House Museum free

301 E. Park Avenue, Tallahassee Tallahassee, FL 32301 | Official website
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Museum of Florida History
  • Type: Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 3.0 (3.2)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 3.0 (3.0)
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The Knott House Museum has a historic distinction. On May 20, 1865, Brigadier General Edward McCook read the Emancipation Proclamation on the steps of this home (which served as the temporary headquarters of the Union Army); this marked the newfound freedom of Florida Panhandle's slaves. The home's ownership passed from state physicians to Florida Supreme Court judges until it was acquired by its namesake, politician William Knott, and his wife Luella in 1928. During tours you'll see this Park Avenue property much as the Knotts left it. But you'll also learn more about the home's significance in Panhandle and Civil War history.

You can visit the Knott House from Wednesday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guided tours of the home start on the hour. For more information, go to the Museum of Florida History's website.

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