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The Tallahassee Museum is located on Tallahassee’s southwest side of town on the shores of beautiful Lake Bradford. Free parking is available.


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A Family and Friends membership is less than $5 per month for unlimited family fun, and pays for itself in just 2 to 3 visits! The best recreational value in the Big Bend area is the Tallahassee Museum Membership program.

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Dear Friends at Home: A closer look at letters from a Civil War Soldier

May 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$8 members/ $6 for nonmembers

Enjoy an hour with Historical Archaeologist Tristan Harrenstein, Public Archaeology Coordinator at Florida Public Archaeology Network. In this program, guests will examine letters written home from a soldier in the Civil War and explore the code of the written word.  We’ll discover hidden meaning, the craft of story-telling and learn a little more about soldier, Melvin Tibbetts who wrote his letters more than 150 years ago.

Tallahassee Museum

Tallahassee Museum 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
Phone: (850) 575-8684 Info line: (850) 576-1636


9 am – 5 pm: Monday-Saturday
11 am – 5 pm: Sunday

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Day