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The Florida Historic Capitol Museum is currently closed to the public.
All museum programs have been either cancelled or postponed at this time.
For more information, please call the Museum’s main line at 850-487-1902.
Build your own 3-D model of the Historic Capitol at home with this craft activity. Supplies required are a printer, scissors, and tape.
Video: Story Time and Craft Activity with Education Coordinator Stephanie: Follow That Map by Scot Richie
Education Coordinator Stephanie shares a special book about maps and how they document the wonders of your world. The follow-up Me on a Map! activity can be completed at home with materials that you have around the house!
This video and craft activity are part of the 2020 WFSU summer Challenge. Be sure to check out their page for all the summer fun!
Explore your neighborhood and identify buildings that have architectural features that are similar to the Historic Capitol!
Activity Booklet: Enjoy learning about Florida’s political history with games and puzzles reflecting the people and positions in state government.
Virtual Field Trip: Issues in the House of Representatives Mock Voting Program
Are you an educator who is looking for interactive materials for your virtual classroom? Have you and your students visited the Historic Capitol in the past? We have produced an at-home version of our mock voting program and can mail it to you loaded onto a flash drive. Request your copy by emailing
Then, check out the pre-visit materials divided by topic to help you and your students prep for the fun!
Love looking at our historic building and need a bit of a break? Spend some time (usually less than 10 minutes) piecing these photos back together. Like any preservation project, you will need to look at all of the angles to get the full picture.
PRO TIPS: Puzzles work best on a computer, but don't worry, you can complete them on your mobile-device with a bit more work. To rotate the pieces of the puzzle, hold down the left mouse button and then click the right mouse button to rotate. Each click rotates the piece 90 degrees.
Download these images of the Historic Capitol to add a bit of history to your virtual background.
Right-click "Save image as" when the image opens on screen
Want to learn more about the history of Florida’s capitol or watch some of the Museum’s past programs? The Florida Channel has produced several stories that feature the Museum’s history. We have shared just a sampling below. Visit The Florida Channel to search their archives and discover even more!
Historic Capitol History
Historic Capitol Programs
- The Florida House has prepared a number of resources for learning including a K-5 statewide journey with Morgan in Finding Florida; a deep dive into the > Life of a Lawmaker (Grades 6-12); and the path an idea takes to become a law at Introductory, Intermediate , and Advanced levels.
- The Florida Senate Handbook for Kids is a guide to help students become familiar with the Florida Legislature and the Legislative process.
- icivics provides teachers well-written, inventive, and free resources that engage students in meaningful civic learning.
- The Florida Law Related Education Association promotes public education of Florida’s laws, legal processes, and the role of the citizen in American democracy.
- The Community Classroom Consortium (CCC) is a coalition of more than thirty cultural, scientific, natural history, and civic organizations in north Florida and south Georgia that provide educational experiences and resources to the public, especially K-12 teachers and students.