809 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 877-2755
Fax: (850) 877-2745
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.
In its present location since 1845, this American Renaissance style mansion has been beautifully restored to its 1902 appearance and features red candy-striped awnings and a stained glass dome. The building houses the House and Senate Chambers, the Supreme Court, and the Governor's office and special exhibits, artifacts, and reproductions are located throughout the building which interpret the state's political history, constitutions, and the history of the building.
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.
The Florida State Capitol is an iconic architectural landmark that is steeped in history. Built in 1845, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This state government symbol can be visited for a glimpse of Florida's heritage. On display are well-preserved photographs, audio clips, recordings and visual exhibits on the same.
The New Capitol Building is the state capitol of Florida which has replaced the Florida State Capitol or the Old Capitol which was built in 1845. Built in 1977, the building is a plush skyscraper that is the meeting place of state legislators. The building offers breathtaking views of the city all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. The New Capitol has many rest rooms, offices, elevators and is a nifty structure that leaves you spellbound.
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.
History buffs will enjoy taking a walk down the Park Avenue Historic District located between Park Avenue and Call Street to experience some of the city’s notable past. The oldest building in the district, The Columns, dates back to 1830, and now houses the Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce. If you are hunting for some antique pieces, The Murphy House is just the place for you. Other buildings of interest include The First Presbyterian Church, Knott House and the Old City cemetery.
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.
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.
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.
Calling all Seminole fans! Your team is ready to beat the competition here at the Doak Campbell Stadium. Located on the Florida State University campus, the Doak Campbell Stadium houses crowds over 83,000. The first game ever played was in 1950, with a crowd of only 15,000. This multi-level facility includes a food court, a restaurant, and a sports grill on the top floor, offering a panoramic view of the stadium.