Museum of Florida History

#7 in Best Things To Do in Tallahassee
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500 South Bronough St.

Price & Hours

Free

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Museums, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.4scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 3.0Atmosphere

Some artifacts in the Museum of Florida History date as far back as 12,000 years ago, but others are more modern like the museum's various World War II memorabilia and the model collection of naval ships. But the property's showcase item greets you at the door: an 11-foot mastodon skeleton that was originally found in Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park. His name is Herman.

Be sure to budget plenty of time to wander around this downtown museum. Recent visitors recommended at least three hours to thoroughly see each of the museum's four permanent and more than 15 traveling exhibits. And for those who are feeling a bit famished, check out the property's restaurant, The Egg Express, which offers a variety of light breakfast and lunch dishes.

The museum closes daily at 4:30 p.m. and opens at various times throughout the week and weekend. On Monday through Friday, the museum opens at 9 a.m., while on Saturdays it opens at 10 a.m. and on Sundays at noon. Admission is always free, but donations are encouraged. Parking can be found at the adjacent lot or any of the metered spaces on Martin Luther King Boulevard. For more information on exhibits, visit the museum's website.

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#1 Tallahassee Museum

Located about 6 miles southwest of downtown Tallahassee near Lake Bradford and Cascade Lake, the Tallahassee Museum is the perfect attraction for those looking to have some fun outdoors. Moved to its current location in the 1960s, the museum has evolved to include 52 acres of nature trails, living exhibits of flora and fauna, historical buildings, and a zip line and aerial adventure course.

Prior travelers said the outdoor adventure activities and rare wildlife living throughout the property more than justify the museum's admission price. However, even though the on-site parking lot does offer handicapped spots, the absence of paved pathways and accessible ramps makes the property difficult for visitors with mobility limitations to traverse.

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