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Special Tours

Museum of Florida History Highlights Tours
These are guided tours offered Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The tour is approximately 20 minutes long and offers visitors a time to travel from prehistoric Florida to the present. For more information, contact 850-245-6400. Museum of Florida History, free.

The Knott House Museum Tour
Although, its history can be traced as far back as the Civil War when the Emancipation Proclamation was announced, the historic house is now restored to its early 20th-century appearance when the house was occupied by politician William Knott and his wife, Luella. Mrs. Knott composed verses about many of the items in her home and hosted social gatherings. For information about tours and special events, call 922-2459. Tours offered Wednesday-Friday, on the hour at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.; Saturday tours start at 10:00 a.m. and last tour starts at 3:00 p.m., free.


June 24, 2018

Florida Brands Bingo Tournement
Visit the Museum of Florida History for a fun and unique twist on the old classic—bingo. Throughout the twentieth century, Florida was the birthplace of many famous brands including a king of burgers and a supermarket leader. Learn more about the history behind Florida’s brands while competing in three progressively harder rounds of bingo. A prize will be awarded to the winner of each round. All ages are welcome to play.


June 26, 2018

Golden Gate Estates and the History of Development in Florida
Dr. Tim Parsons, Director of the Division of Historical Resources, discusses the history of Golden Gate Estates in Collier county, focusing on how early developments like Golden Gate Estates changed Florida forever. He will also talk about historic preservation and how modern development is once again changing Florida. Enjoy lunch during the program. Bring your own or buy from The Egg Express located on the ground floor of the R. A. Gray Building.


June 28, 2018

Summer Reading Program: Native American Music
Native American Music


July 05, 2018

Summer Reading Program: Blues and Soul Music


July 12, 2018

Summer Reading Program: Swing and Jazz Music


July 14, 2018

2nd Saturday Program: Florida’s Race to the Moon
Join us for a brief tour of the Cold War and space travel sections of our newest temporary exhibit,Living the Dream—Twentieth-Century Florida, and learn about the Florida's role in reaching the moon. Following the tour visitors will get to create their own moon rocket.


July 19, 2018

Summer Reading Program: Cuban American Music


July 26, 2018

Summer Reading Program: Rock Music


August 11, 2018

2nd Saturday Program: The Story Behind the Herman, the Museum Mastodon
Join museum educators on a guided tour of the Florida’s First People exhibits and learn about Herman the mastodon's discovery at Wakulla Springs. Visitors will examine objects from the Museum's education collection and learn the differences between mastodons and mammoths. They will also make their own paper mastodon.


September 08, 2018

2nd Saturday Program: Quilting: Out of the Blue
As part of the annual quilt show, visitors explore the Quilt exhibit while listening to a short presentation by a quilter on what quilting means to her. Visitors will then create their own embroidery design.