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Mission Statement

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum shall illuminate the past, present, and future connection between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation.


Since 1845, the Historic Capitol has symbolized Florida state government. Restored to its 1902 appearance, the Historic Capitol Museum stands as an icon at the center of Florida's Capitol complex; the modern-day nerve center of Sunshine State government. Under the stained-glass dome, political history and tradition come alive in the exhibits.

Through photographs, recordings, and audiovisual displays, visitors experience the people and events that have shaped today's Florida. Restored areas include the 1902 Governor's office and chambers of the House of Representatives, Senate, and Supreme Court. Together with exhibit panels, photographs, and interactive multimedia, the museum offers a journey though the colorful history of representative government in Florida. More than 250 artifacts in 21 rooms invite visitors to trace the evolution of Florida government from territorial days to the present.

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday & Holidays Noon - 4:30 pm
Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission is free, however donations to support our preservation program are appreciated.



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Would you recommend Florida Historic Capitol Museum?

by Carol B. (2010-08-09 12:30:23.0)
Volunteering at the Historic Capitol affords the chance to meet people from around the globe. Most states and many foreign countries visit throughout the year. Learning the history of the Historic Capitol, along with Florida history and relaying it on to the visitors is a learning process in itself. On occasion being able to assist with displays and/or give an opinion is also challenging. A chance to learn about other people's living experiences is fun. The employees of the Historic Capitol are very nice, pleasant and educated. You can set your own volunteering hours for the most part and being in a beautiful and historic building is very rewarding. Come join us!