Museum of Florida History
Tallahassee, Leon County
The Museum of Florida History’s exhibits highlight significant periods in Florida’s past from its earliest occupation through the 20th century. The museum features exhibits depicting a journey through Florida’s history, including prehistoric animals, Native peoples and cultures, early European explorations, territorial expansion, statehood, and modern development. Florida’s maritime heritage is presented through exhibits featuring artifacts from wrecked Spanish fleets and a recreated steamboat like those which used to ply the Suwannee, Apalachicola, and St. Johns Rivers. The state’s citrus, timber, and agricultural industries also are featured, along with Florida’s role in the Civil War and World War II.
Did You Know...
- With a 27,500 square foot facility it remains the largest history museum in North Florida.
- Exhibits include everything from prehistoric Native American artifacts from 12,000 years ago to a reconstructed steam ship.
- The first phase of the new permanent exhibit Forever Changed: La Florida 1513-1821 opened in 2012. The second phase is scheduled to open in 2015.