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Museum of Florida History – Calendar of Events

R.A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
850.245.6433 fax
Knott House Museum
A Museum of Florida History Site
301 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL, 32301
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2nd Saturday Family Program

2nd Saturday Family Programs at the Museum of Florida History offer hands-on history for every member of the family. The program, admission, and parking are free.

Programs are designed for children age 10 and younger.

Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. 

Pirates of the Peninsula

Ahoy! Come aboard ship and sail the Florida coastline, all the way around the peninsula, to learn about Florida’s pirate past. Discover the myths and truths of the Pirates of the Peninsula on a museum tour! Kids can create their very own pirate.


Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. 

Fishing Towns

Grab some bait and get busy fishing! While exploring our temporary exhibit, The Lure of Florida Fishing, learn all about sport fishing, the tourists it brings, and Florida fish camps that dot the state. From Florida’s first people all the way to the modern day, fishing has had a large impact on our state!


History at High Noon

Free and open to the public; held in the Museum of Florida History Theater.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at noon

Apalachicola—Territorial Period Hub of Commerce 

Catherine Greene from the Apalachicola Historical Society discusses the history of Apalachicola, which was a hub for commerce during the territorial period and continued to play a large role in the economy of the Big Bend area into the 20th century.


The Knott House Museum 

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 which are still on display today. The Knott House is currently closed to the public for historic preservation work.