MUSEUM OF FLORIDA HISTORY
One of the best family outings in North Florida in our Best of Florida Travel series. Museum of Florida History (Tallahassee; museumoffloridahistory.com; 850-245-6400).
Learn about the people who called this area home before you did: The Spanish. Runaway slaves. Seminoles.
You can cover a lot of ground at the museum, which includes exhibits on Spanish shipwrecks, British Florida, the Civil War and tourism. Among the artifacts: Seminole patchwork, military medals, historic bathing suits and old-time Florida souvenirs.