Museum of Florida History

Opened in 1977 as the state history museum, it focuses on artifacts and eras unique to Florida's development, and on roles that Floridians have played in national and global events. Through exhibits, educational programs, research, and collections, the Museum of Florida History reflects the ways that people have shaped and reacted to their cultural and natural environments.

The State of Florida has collected and preserved historical artifacts since 1917. Today, more than 46,000 artifacts dating mainly from the mid-19th century to the present, reflect the state's many cultural and ethnic groups, geographical areas, and varied activities and occupations. All objects in the collections are available for study and research, and many are available for exhibition and loans to other museums.


ADDRESS: 500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
PHONE: (850) 245-6400
HOURS: Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday and holidays: Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Admission to the Museum is free, but donations are accepted.

page information credit: Museum of Florida History, Florida Department of Historical Resources, Friends of the Museums of Florida History, Inc.
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