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History

The Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee, Florida

State history museum and Tallahassee cultural centerpiece

  • Established by the Florida Legislature in 1967
  • Opened to the public on May 20, 1977
  • Accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1986
  • Open to the public 363 days a year
  • More than 58,000 visitors annually
  • Innovative and award-winning exhibit designs
  • Engaging educational programs and special events, including extended evening hours twice a month

Museum Exhibits Gallery, R. A. Gray Building

  • Presents Florida history from the prehistoric era to the mid-20th century
  • Home of Florida's World War II Living Memorial
  • 27,000-square-foot gallery with more than 3,000 square feet of changing exhibition space
  • More than 45,300 artifacts in nationally recognized, diverse collections representing the entire state of Florida

Knott House Museum, Downtown Tallahassee

  • Historic house built in 1843 and restored to its 1930s appearance

Statewide Programs

  • Florida History Fair Program
  • Florida Heritage Education Program
  • Lesson plans and workshops for teachers
  • Traveling Exhibits (TREX) Program

Historically Florida-Florida's History Shops

  • Three locations in Tallahassee
  • Online store at www.floridashistoryshop.com
  • Offering distinctive Florida products, books, and souvenirs

Citizen Support and Membership Organization

  • Friends of the Museums of Florida History, Inc.