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The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee

200 S. Duval St.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
850-645STAR

Hours: Open daily, except Christmas day, call for additional information

Admission Charged

The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee uses hands-on simulation and immersive theatres to foster long-term interest in math and science for students and provide an educational entertainment outlet for the general public. In accomplishing this mission the center features a Space Mission Simulator, an IMAX theatre, and a hi-def full-dome Digistar 3 digital planetarium.

 

Goodwood Museum & Gardens

1600 Miccosukee Rd.
Tallahassee, FL  32308
850-877-4202

Hours: Museum: Mon - Fri. 10am – 4pm, Sat 10am – 2pm

Admission Free

Magnificent c.1834 estate featuring over twenty structures including a skating rink, aviary, swimming pool complete with restored pergola, water tower, several cottages, and carriage house with stables. The gracious Main House, built ca. 1840, restored to the 1920 era, has three-story mahogany stair, eight marble fireplaces, and oldest fresco ceilings in Florida, original furniture.

 

John G. Riley Center and Museum

419 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
850-681-7881

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10am – 4pm, closed most major Holidays

Admission Charged

The Riley House, built in 1890, is the last visible evidence of an African American owned community that thrived in downtown Tallahassee at the turn of the 20th century. The museum is a repository of African American history and archives from Reconstruction through the Civil Rights Movement.

 

Knott House Museum

301 E. Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
850-922-2459

Hours: Tours: Wed. - Fri. 1pm, 2 pm, 3pm.; Sat. 10am – 4pm

Admission Charged for Special Events

Tallahassee's historic Knott House Museum is a time capsule, restored to its 1928 splendor. The Knott House is one of the oldest buildings-and the only house museum-in the state capital's Park Avenue Historic District. Within the 160-year-old walls, notes of verse penned by Luella Pugh Knott tell the story of the family which lived in the house between the two world wars. Enter this historic house and feel time stand still.

 

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

3600 Indian Mound Rd.
Tallahassee, FL  32303
850-922-6007

Hours: 8am – sundown, daily

Admission Charged

Visitors experience the peace of what was once a bustling Native American community which flourished during the 1200-1500 AD period. The mound complex is interpreted by trails and exhibit area. Visitors can ascend the tallest of six mounds.

 

LeMoyne Art Foundation – Center for the Visual Arts

125 N. Gadsden St.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
850-222-8800

Hours: Open year round; Tues. - Sat. 10am – 5pm; Sun. 1pm – 5pm (Extended in December for Holiday Show)

Admission Charged

Enjoy changing art exhibits by regional artists, as well as an annual Tri-State Watercolor Competition in March, the Chain of Parks Art Festival in April, and spectacular Holiday Show in December. Year-round art classes for children and adults are offered on site. Visit the gift shop and lush sculpture garden. Located in the historic district in downtown Tallahassee, close to the Capitol and government offices.

 

Letchworth Mounds

4500 Sunray Rd. S., off U.S. 90, 15 mi. E of Tallahassee
Tallahassee, FL  32309
850-922-6007

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free

Visitors to Letchworth Mounds will see one of Florida's most significant Native American ceremonial sites from an era predating AD 1400. Interpretive exhibits and trails, as well as picnic facilities are available.

 

The Mary Brogan Museum of Art & Science

350 S. Duval St.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
850-513-0700

Hours: Open year round, Mon. - Sat. 10am – 5pm, Sun. 1pm – 5pm

Admission Charged

Two floors of interactive science experiences and a world-class art museum in one building. The Brogan is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

 

Mission San Luis

2021 Mission Rd.
Tallahassee, FL  32304
850-487-3711

Hours: Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas; open Tues. - Sun. 10am – 4pm

Admission Charged

Mission San Luis functioned as the capital of the western missions in La Florida from 1656 to 1704. It was home to nearly 1500 Spanish and Apalachee Indian residents. Today, the site is alive with costumed living history interpreters, especially on the third Saturday of every month. Reproductions of Mission buildings surround an outdoor central plaza. The visitor center offers hands-on exhibits for all ages and artifact cases that tell the story of life in the 17th century.

 

Museum of Florida History

500 S. Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL  32399
850-245-6400

Hours: Open year round; Mon. - Fri. 9am - 4:30pm, Sat. 10am - 4:30pm, Sun. noon - 4:30pm

Admission Free

The Museum of Florida History, as the state history museum, focuses on the unique heritage of this state. Through exhibits, educational programs, research, and its collections, the museum interprets Florida's development and the roles Floridians have played in state, national and international events.

 

The Old Capitol: The Florida Center of Political History & Governance

400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL  32399
850-487-1902

Hours: Open Year-Round; Mon. - Fri. 9am - 4:30pm; Sat. 10am - 4:30pm; Sun. noon - 4:30pm

Admission Free

The Old Capitol houses the Florida Center for Political History and Governance. The building has been restored to its 1902 appearance, symbolizing Florida's political heritage. Artifacts, photographs and multimedia displays highlight individuals and events that shaped what Florida is today.

 

Tallahassee Automobile Museum

3550 Mahan Dr.
Tallahassee, FL  32308
850-942-0137

Hours: Open year round except Thanksgiving and Christmas; Mon. - Sat. 10am – 5pm; Sun. noon – 5pm or by appointment

Admission Charged

Winner of the National AACA Award: Museum of the Year for preservation of antique cars. The museum offers a look at more than 80 rare automobiles including an 1894 Duryea, 1931 Duesenberg, the Tucker, Batmobiles plus vintage, antique, classic and muscle cars. You will also see a variety of collections including boat motors dating back to 1908, antique cash registers, Indian artifacts, baseball cards, sports memorabilia, knives, motorcycles, perfume bottles, glass baby bottles and much more.

 

Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science

3945 Museum Dr.
Tallahassee, FL  32310
850-575-8684

Hours: Open year round except certain major holidays; Mon. - Sat. 9am – 5pm; Sun. 12:30 – 5pm

Admission Charged

A 52-acre outdoor museum located on a chain of lakes. Featuring over 100 native Florida animals in natural habitats, historic buildings, nature trails, 1880s farmstead, hands-on discovery center, annual special events, bi-annual guest animal exhibit, educational programs, audio tours and more.

 

Brokaw – McDougall House

329 N. Meridian St.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
850-891-3900

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9am – 5pm, evenings & weekends according to schedule

Admission Charged

This is an historic house with gardens toured for free to walk-ins.

 

Governor’s Mansion

700 N. Adams St.
Tallahassee, FL  32303
850-488-4661

Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. 10am – 12pm; Tours during session (Mar. - May)

Admission Free

The Governor's Mansion functions as both the private and public residence of Florida's chief executive officer and family. It was designed by Palm Beach architect, Marion Sims Wyeth and opened to the public in January 1957. Since that time, the public has been welcomed to tour "The People's House".

 

Riley Museum Center of African American History and Culture

419 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
850-681-7881

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10am – 4pm

Admission Charged

The John C. Riley Center/Museum is located in the historic Riley House in downtown Tallahassee. Its mission is to preserve history of the house, as well as that of its original owner, John Gilmore Riley, and his contemporaries throughout the state of Florida from 1865 to 1968. Components include: tours, educational outreach to schools, research, publications, an oral history component and sponsorship of a statewide African American Heritage Preservation Conference.

 

Bradley’s Country Store

10655 Centerville Rd.
Tallahassee, FL  32309
850-893-1647

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Free

Nestled amongst northeastern Leon County's plantation lands, you'll find Bradley's Country Store (est. 1927); a family operated general store famous for their own brand of homemade sausage, produced entirely on site from a secret family recipe. Stop by and enjoy the quiet, rural setting while savoring a juicy sausage dog.

 

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

3540 Thomasville Rd.
Tallahassee, FL  32309
850-487-4556

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

Twenty-eight acres of beautiful ornamental gardens developed during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s by New York financier Alfred B. Maclay. The gardens represent one of the largest collections of camellias and azaleas in the Southeast. Set among the picturesque red hills of Tallahassee, Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Features brick walkways, a secret garden, a reflection pool and hundreds of camellias and azaleas.

 

Governor’s Square

1500 Apalachee Pkwy.
Tallahassee, FL  32301
850-671INFO

Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am – 9pm; Sun. 12:30pm – 5:30pm

Admission Free

Over 100 retailers, both specialty and department stores, are located at Governor’s Square.