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Florida’s historic capitol

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Florida’s historic capitol

  1. 1.  Florida’s Historic Capitol is located in the city of Tallahassee Florida. At the Capitol, offered by museum staff, tours can be given upon request as well as group programs with interactive activities.  Address: 400 South Monroe Street  Phone: (850)487-1902  Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 9 am til 4:30 pm. Saturdays 10 am til 4:30 pm and Sundays/holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas 12 pm noon til 4:30  Admission to the site is free!
  2. 2.  Florida’s Historic Capitol is a symbolic site. In 1826 moderate construction of the Capitol building had begun. After being torn down, it wasn’t until 1845 when the structure was complete. In the late 1970s the Capitol building faced danger of being annihilated but due to civilian objection, the building was conserved and restored to its 1902 appearance.
  3. 3.  The Capitol building illustrates many different representations of Florida’s historical government. Exhibits include the cabinet meeting room, Florida before 1885, the senate chamber, the Governor’s private office, etc. One of the most denoting is the Civil Rights demonstration. Photographs and factual info of civil rights events and its prominent leaders can be viewed. Civil rights played an important role in the development of Florida’s ancient government.
  4. 4.  Florida’s Historic Capitol represents Florida and its government. The Historic museum is a significant site of Florida’s history. From its many different exhibitions, one can acquire an broad amount of knowledge of Florida and its history. From displays to photographs and interactive visualizations/demonstrations, one can learn of the many events and prominent figures that shaped Florida's government into what it is today.
  5. 5.  For More Information visit the Florida Historic Capital Museum website info@flhistoriccapitol.gov or call (850) 487-1902 to speak with a staff member.  Source: "Florida Historic Capitol Museum." Florida Historic Capitol Museum. Web. 21 Apr. 2015. <http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/>.

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