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Tour Introduction Audio Transcript

Welcome to the Historic Capitol, part of Florida’s Capitol Complex located in downtown Tallahassee, Florida. The Historic Capitol, with its graceful copper dome, and distinctive red and white striped awnings, sits directly in front of the new Capitol building which is the official Capitol of the State of Florida. These two buildings, along with the House and Senate Office buildings, and the Knott building comprise the Capitol Complex.

The Historic Capitol is both a recognized historic site as well as a museum focusing on the history of Florida politics. The building has been restored to its original 1902 appearance and features both restored areas and exhibit areas. Currently maintained through the Florida Legislature, the Historic Capitol is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday and holidays noon to 4:30 p.m. We are closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

This audio tour is a series of highlights consisting of exhibit information, background and trivia about the Historic Capitol. Whether this is your first trip to the Historic Capitol, a frequent visitor or planning a visit, you will find this audio tour both informative and educational.