2616 Gamble Road
Monticello, FL 32344
Phone: (850) 997-0020
Fax: (850) 997-1374
Supposedly built by members of the Weedon Island Culture, between 1,100 and 1,800 years ago, this 46-foot Native American ceremonial mound is the tallest in Florida. Letchworth Mounds Archaeological State Park offers picnicking, birding, and hiking.
Nestled in a town where ghostly sightings are a common occurrence, the Palmer House is one of its well known haunted destinations. This 1867, Greek Revival style house was the home of a local mortician and hence rumors of ghosts abound in here. A listed historic home, one can only view the house from the street or the side-walk. It was visited by the ghost trackers to check its haunted state and was certified to be an eerie house.
This elegant, Greek Revival style house was built in 1836 and was the home of Dr. J. Dabney Palmer. The Palmer-Perkins House is a two and a half story structure which was originally the abode of Martin Palmer and his family of nine children. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and is bordered by the Palmer Family Graveyard, making it a target for ghost stories.
The Monticello Historic District consists of 27 city blocks. Many private residencies are found here and a few of them are open to the people, while a few have turned into bed and breakfast inns. The Jefferson County has several beautiful plantations. A tour to this place includes a walk around the property and a drive through the historic architectural treasures.
The first Catholic high school to be opened in Tallahassee, the John Paul II Catholic School comes under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. The school strives to live up to the statement of Pope John Paul II: ‘The purpose of Catholic education is to communicate Christ to the world.’ This the school achieves by adopting an inclusive, diverse and attentive teaching approach and an extensive curriculum. See the website for more information.
The Goodwood Plantation is a historic house located in Tallahassee, Florida. Previously a cotton plantation, the estate includes the two story Georgian style mansion, now used as a museum housing family artifacts of the former owners and the adjoining gardens and grounds. The museum and grounds are open for tours for the general public and can also be rented for weddings and other private events.
This magnificent estate hosted social and political functions for decades and was originally begun as a cotton and corn plantation that encompassed 2,400 acres. This turn-of-the-century country estate is now situated on 19 beautiful acres and is one of the finest Antebellum plantation houses ever built in the region. The collections and furnishings are all original to the house and visitors are welcome to explore the extensive gardens on site.
This is the historic site of the encampment of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and it is the only documented site of de Soto's venture. A reenactment of de Soto's Winter Encampment takes place at the site each January and this site is also the site of first North American Christmas celebration.
Featuring the Cascades Park, a community of the residents of Smokey Hollow, historians and officials, the Smoky Hollow Historic District is a great historic site that offers some of the most contributing historic structures. Spread over 24 acres of land, the district is an amalgamation of the African-American community and is under construction into making it a Cascades Park. The park will feature the early homes of the community, and how the families lived in these places. The view of the Cascades park will exhibit the life of this small community.
Located in Tallahassee, Florida, the St. John's Episcopal Church is a historic church built in 1881. An excellent example of Late Gothic Revival, the stone and red brick structure of the church features stained glass windows. The lawns of the church are well maintained too. The site was added to the list of National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
The University Library or the David S. Walker Library is named in the honor of Governor David S. Walker. Incorporated in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the library is known for hosting the Springtime Tallahassee.
Serving as a testament to Florida’s past and a home to those influencing its future, the Florida Governor's Mansion is a historic residence in the country. Also called as The People’s House of Florida, it was designed by the renowned Marion Sims Wyeth. Compromising of 30 rooms, the building is 15,000 square feet (1400 square meters) in dimension. Visitors are welcome on all year-round tours organized by volunteers of the Governor's Mansion Docent Program.