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.
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2nd Saturday Family Program
This kid-friendly program focuses on Florida's popular music of the twentieth century, in conjunction with the Living the Dream exhibit. Participants will review musical terms and listen to songs to compare and contrast styles, and then compose an original song based on their Florida experiences.
History at High Noon
Join us on your lunch break as Robert Buccellato, author of Florida Governors: Lasting Legacies, highlights a few twentieth-century Florida governors and how their decisions impacted the state. Program is followed by a book signing. Free admission and parking. Lunch available for purchase from The Egg Express Cafe in the R. A. Gray Building.
35th 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 local exhibitors such as MoLab., Inc. As an added bonus, the Pilot Club will be providing complimentary bicycle helmets fitted to protect our young historians. Live performances and activities such as face painting, button making, and a variety of games will also be available. 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.