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Museum of Florida History Highlights Tours
These are guided tours offered Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The tour is approximately 20 minutes long and offers visitors a time to travel from prehistoric Florida to the present. For more information, contact 850-245-6400. Museum of Florida History, free.
The Knott House Museum Tour
Although, its history can be traced as far back as the Civil War when the Emancipation Proclamation was announced, the historic house is now restored to its early 20th-century appearance when the house was occupied by politician William Knott and his wife, Luella. Mrs. Knott composed verses about many of the items in her home and hosted social gatherings. For information about tours and special events, call 922-2459. Tours offered Wednesday-Friday, on the hour at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.; Saturday tours start at 10:00 a.m. and last tour starts at 3:00 p.m., free.
Civil Rights in the Sunshine State
The Museum of Florida History presents Civil Rights in the Sunshine State, opening November 7, 2014. This special exhibition explores the deep history of civil rights in the state. Using film footage, oral histories, and artifacts, visitors learn about the struggles, victories, and heroes of the fight for racial equality. The exhibit looks at the movement on a local, state, and national level. Please join the Museum of Florida History in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the brave Floridians who fought for change.
32nd Annual Children's Day
It’s the Museum’s annual Children’s Day! The Museum of Florida History hosts an entire day of free performances, exhibitors, and history. Enjoy live performances by the African Caribbean Dance Theatre, Young Actors Theatre, Trousdell Gymnastics, and many others. Activities include face painting, balloon animals, golf, and more! Dozens of exhibitors offer hands-on learning. With so much to do, Children's Day offers something for children of all ages. Parking and admission are free. Some activities require tickets that can be purchased at the event or in advance at the Museum gift shop. Lunch is available for purchase from The Egg Express Café in the Museum lobby. For more information, call 850.245.6400