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.
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.
Second Saturday Program- Welcome to the Sunshine State
Join us for a brief tour of the Florida Migrations section of our newest temporary exhibit,Living the Dream—Twentieth-Century Florida, and learn about the different cultures that now make up Florida’s population. Visitors can trace their family’s move to the Sunshine State by placing a magnet on our world map.
Florida Brands Bingo Tournement
Visit the Museum of Florida History for a fun and unique twist on the old classic—bingo. Throughout the twentieth century, Florida was the birthplace of many famous brands including a king of burgers and a supermarket leader. Learn more about the history behind Florida’s brands while competing in three progressively harder rounds of bingo. A prize will be awarded to the winner of each round. All ages are welcome to play.
Golden Gate Estates and the History of Development in Florida
Dr. Tim Parsons, Director of the Division of Historical Resources, discusses the history of Golden Gate Estates in Collier county, focusing on how early developments like Golden Gate Estates changed Florida forever. He will also talk about historic preservation and how modern development is once again changing Florida. Enjoy lunch during the program. Bring your own or buy from The Egg Express located on the ground floor of the R. A. Gray Building.