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  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am-4:30 pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am-4:30 pm
  • Sundays and Holidays: Noon-4:30 pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas



The Florida Historic Capitol Museum is currently closed to the public.
Learning resources are available in the Museum Classroom and programs are held virtually.
To reach Museum staff members, please call the Museum’s main line at 850-487-1902.

To take the guided tour press the play button, or to wander and explore the exhibit at your own pace,
click anywhere in the exhibit.

In the 1960s, efforts to relocate Florida’s Capitol from Tallahassee to Orlando triggered an architectural boom in the capital city. By 1978, the 22-floor executive tower building and the House and Senate office buildings dominated the Tallahassee skyline. However, one question remained - what should be done with the old Capitol? Arguments to save it or demolish it finally settled on saving it. Through a process of selective demolition and historic preservation, the historic Capitol building was restored to its 1902 appearance and reopened in 1982. The exhibition Demo By Design was originally on display at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum from August 2 – October 14, 2018.