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Pebble Hill Plantation

Pebble Hill Plantation

Pebble Hill Plantation

This 3,000-acre plantation and home boasts an eclectic collection of fine art, crystal, porcelain, and antique furnishings. Wander through the…

1251 US Highway 319 South
Thomasville, FL 31799

Frenchtown

Frenchtown

Frenchtown

Bounded approximately by Tennessee Street, Alabama Street, Woodward Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Frenchtown is Tallahassee’s best-known black…

N Macomb St & W Virginia St
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Union Bank Museum

Union Bank Museum

Union Bank Museum

Florida’s oldest surviving bank building that reopened after the Civil War as the Freedom Savings and Trust Company for emancipated…

219 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory

Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory

A popular attraction offering marine biology experiences through interactive touch aquariums and a variety of demonstration programs.

222 Clark Drive
Panacea, FL 32346

Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson Historic Marker

Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson Historic Marker

Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson Historic Marker

On May 26, 1956, Florida A&M University students Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson were arrested in Tallahassee because they refused…

1601 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Florida Historic Capitol Museum

Restored to its 1902 grandeur with stained-glass dome and candy-striped awnings, the Historic Capitol stands as an icon at the…

400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100

Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk

Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk

Tallahassee-Leon County Civil Rights Heritage Walk

Tells the story of the city’s bus boycott of 1956 and the lunch counter sit-in demonstrations of 1960-1963. The sidewalk…

East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tallahassee Museum

Tallahassee Museum

Tallahassee Museum

The Tallahassee Museum! Set amidst 52 acres of breathtaking Florida flora and fauna, the Museum’s living exhibits of native wildlife,…

3945 Museum Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Gaither House

Gaither House

Gaither House

The former home of the legendary Florida A&M University football coach Jake Gaither is now a museum listed on the…

212 Young Street
Tallahassee, FL

Florida World War II Memorial

Florida World War II Memorial

Monument is comprised of 67 plaques, each honoring veterans from one Florida county, and a central pillar, which is a…

500 S Bronough St
Tallahassee, FL

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