Florida State Capital, Tallahassee, Florida
400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida| Map |
The Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee is an often-overlooked historic site, but it’s well worth a visit. The Capitol has recently been restored to its original 1902 appearance, and it also contains an excellent historical museum as well as numerous displays on all three floors. Exhibits include audio and video clips, photos and artifacts relating to Florida’s political history, and the Introductory Theater provides an overview film. Group tours are usually scheduled for school children in advance, so casual visitors go the self-guided route, using the audio tour available for download on the Capitol’s website. Otherwise, check in at the reception desk to see which programs are available. Admission is free, which makes this a nice activity to fit in with all the costly ones visitors may be planning. This is the actual working Capitol building, so legislators may well be in attendance performing the duties of the state, thus “proper” behavior is encouraged.
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Download the audio tour before visiting.
Address: 400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida| Map
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm; Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; Sun & Holidays 12 pm - 4:30 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day. More Info
Price: Free More Info