Museums

Northwest Florida is home to many museums covering the arts and sciences, the diverse culture and history of Florida's panhandle region and historic homes detailing the lives of their famous owners.  

Some of northwest Florida’s most notable collections are on display at the Museum of Florida History, which houses some of Florida’s most precious collections of early artifacts, some dating 12,000 years ago, as well as incredible collections from shipwrecks and interpretations of Florida’s fascinating 500 years of history.  The collections and curiosities of such northwest Florida notables as John Gorrie (inventor of air conditioning, Apalachicola) and John G. Riley (Tallahassee) are also on view in their homes.  These are just a few examples, but there are many more to discover.

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Knott House Museum

Built in 1843, most likely by free black builder George Proctor, the Knott House served as temporary Union Headquarters in 1865, where Brigadier General Edward McCook announced the... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts

Presenting artistic experiences for residents of North Florida in this historic building. The building was constructed in 1854, this house was moved southward on logs in 1903 to its... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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Mission San Luis

Archaeological Site and Living History Museum. Mission San Luis transports visitors to a community where Apalachee Indians and Spaniards were drawn together by religion, military and... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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Museum of Fine Arts Florida State University

Founded 1950; 9000 sq. ft. of exhibition space; permanent collection of over 4000 objects; Accredited by AAM August 2003. Exhibitions include scholarly presentations and work of regional... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

Located at the confluence of the St. Marks and Wakulla Rivers, Native Americans used the site of Fort San Marcos de Apalache for thousands of years. The fort was built by the Spanish... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Wakulla

City: St. Marks

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Arcadia Mill Site

Florida’s largest antebellum industrial complex, the Arcadia Mill was the site of a water-powered business that included a sawmill, lumber mill, gristmill, shingle mill, cotton textile... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Santa Rosa

City: Milton

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Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

Home of one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world, this park plays host to an abundance of wildlife, including alligators, turtles, deer and birds. Daily guided... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Wakulla

City: Wakulla Springs

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St. Marks Lighthouse

Constructed in 1842 to replace an earlier 1831 structure which was threatened by erosion, the St. Marks Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the St. Marks River on Apalachee Bay. After... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Wakulla

City: St. Marks

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The Raney House Museum

The Raney House Museum is located in Apalachicola, Florida in a Greek-revival mansion built in l838. On display in the Museum are furniture, carpets, paintings, historic documents and... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Franklin

City: Apalachicola

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Tallahassee Museum

The Tallahassee Museum provides experiential learning opportunities on the natural and cultural heritage of the Tallahassee region and plays a vital role in creating a sense of place.... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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