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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.


January 28, 2017

34th Annual Children's Day
This popular event offers an array of performances, activities, and history for the whole family! Visitors can learn about Florida’s history from exhibitors like the State's Archaeological Research Lab and Mission San Luis. Or, visitors can explore science with exhibitors like the National MagLab. As an added bonus, the Pilot Club will be providing complimentary bicycle helmets fitted to protect our young historians. Live performances are presented by the Emerald Coast Sword Guild, Young Actors Theatre, Dr. Sound's Music Clinic, and many others! Activities such as face painting, balloon animals, and a variety of games will also be available. From history and science to face painting and performances, there is something for everyone at Children’s Day! Parking and admission are free. Some activities require tickets that can be purchased at the event. Lunch is available for purchase from The Egg Express Café in the Museum lobby. For more information, call 850.245.6400.


February 11, 2017

2nd Saturday Program


February 14, 2017

Poetry in the Jazz Age
Poetry in the Jazz Age February 14, 2017—5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Featuring Langston Hughes portrayed by Summer Hill Seven Saxophonist David Detweiler and pianist Mason Margut Decorating workshop by Leo and Lucy’s Cupcakery $10/nonmembers, $5/members Knott House Museum, 301 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, 850.922.2459


March 11, 2017

Modern Times (1936)
The Knott House Museum presents an outdoor screening of Charlie Chaplin's comedic masterpiece accompanied by a discussion of the film's significance. The $5 admission fee includes popcorn. Sodas and pizza are available for sale.


March 11, 2017

2nd Saturday Program
This month's program focuses on photography.


May 18, 2017

Museum of Florida History 40th Anniversary Event