Birdsong Nature Center
2106 Meridian Rd.
Phone: (229) 377-4408
565 acres of lush fields, forests and swamp provide a pristine haven for birds and other native wildlife.
10655 Centerville Road
Bradley's 1927 Country Store
Tallahassee, FL 32308 US
Phone: (850) 893-1647
Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 9am - 5pm.
Family owned, world-renowned for homemade sausage and Southern goods, on the National Register of Historic Places. Group tours available. FREE.
De Soto State Archaelogical Site
1022 De Soto Park Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Phone: (850) 922-6007
1539 encampment of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto and site of first North American Christmas celebration, annual re-enactment (January). FREE.
Downtown/Ponce de Leon Park at Park Ave
Fine arts, crafts, authors, writers/poets, live jazz, chefs, historic chats, children's storytelling and farmer's market, plus special events throughout the season. FREE.
Florida Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
Downtown, across from Old Capitol Museum
Monument features 40-foot American flag suspended between twin granite towers bearing the names of Florida's Vietnam casualties and soldiers missing in action. FREE.
Florida Caverns State Park
3345 Caverns Road, Marianna
Phone: (850) 482-1228
Calcite formations, stalactites, stalagmites, columns, soda straws and draperies, plus horse and nature trails, RV/tent camping, fishing, swimming and canoeing.
1600 Miccosukee Rd.
Tours: Mondays through Fridays
Phone: (850) 877-4202
Magnificent estate hosted social and political functions for decades, extensive gardens begun in 1834, guest houses still host small receptions and teas.
700 N. Adams St.
Tours: March-May, Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 am-noon
Phone: (850) 488-4661
Georgian-style Southern mansion patterned after Andrew Jackson's home "The Hermitage" featuring antique furnishings and gifts from foreign dignitaries. FREE.
Lake Jackson Mounds State Archaeological Site
3600 Indian Mounds Rd
Daily 8 am-sunset
Six earth temple mounds are evidence of Native Americans' 1200 AD inhabitance on the banks of Lake Jackson.
Maclay State Gardens
3540 Thomasville Rd
Daily 8 am-sunset
Phone: (850) 487-4556
Enchanting floral architecture surrounds 1930s home of NY financier Alfred B. Maclay. Impressive grounds feature 200+ floral varieties plus hiking, biking and nature trails, swimming, fishing and boating.
Mission San Luis
2020 W. Mission Rd
Tue-Sat 10 am-4 pm
Phone: (850) 487-3711
Site of Spanish/Indian village settled from 1656-1704. Ongoing excavations/ exhibits/reconstructions. Special tours and living history interpreters every Sat.
Park Avenue Historic District
106 E. Jefferson St.
Phone: (850) 413-9200
Promenade through Tallahassee's oldest continuous green space. Chain of seven parks encompasses historic homes, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, anchored by historic cemeteries on the west and lush native flora on the east. Downtown, running east/west between Call St. and College Ave. Free self-guided tour maps available from Visitor Center. FREE
Downtown, S. Duval St.
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Phone: (850) 488-6167
One of 5 tower Capitols in the U.S. features panoramic view from 22-floor observatory/art gallery, House and Senate viewing galleries.
The Kirk Collection
1600 Red Barber Plaza
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Phone: (850) 487-3086
A 300-piece collection of antique radios, televisions, microphones and other sound equipment, from turn-of-the-century through the mid-50's. Donated by Jim Kirk, first to receive a degree in speech with a broadcasting emphasis from FSU. FREE. Public Broadcast Center