809 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 877-2755
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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.
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. Originally built in 1845, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The classical dome was added in 1902, and the building underwent several other subsequent expansions. The capitol was almost torn down to make room for a new one in the 1970s, but was saved through citizens actions. Today, on display in the capitol 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.
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.
The Greenwood Cemetery played a pivotal role for the African American community of Tallahassee for many decades. It was established in 1937 when there were no burial grounds available for the African American group and now covers 12.4 acres (5.02 hectares) of land. It went through years of neglect after the founding members of the Greenwood Cemetery Company who built this graveyard passed away. It was after a series of meetings with the city council and a citizens group that the cemetery was restored and rededicated in 1987. It has been a designated historic site since 2003.
Mission San Luis is a historical center that was established in 1633. The mission was established with the prime aim to propagate Christianity in the region. Today, the place is flourishing with many historical exhibits and community events. You can find here exhibits of Spanish colonial art, artifacts, paintings as well as displays about the history and culture of the community. Many workshops, seminars and events for children are also held here. Call ahead or check the website to know more.
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is one of the largest facilities in the world dedicated to magnetic research. It is affiliated to the Florida State University and is visited by renowned scientists and researchers. This pioneering institution is spread over 370,000 square feet (34,374 square meters) and features powerful magnets that are capable of creating strong fields. Take a tour of the complex and learn about its significant role in physics, bioengineering and geochemistry research.