Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Take a trip back in town at this charming old house and gardens hidden right in the middle of town. the Rev Cafe has terrific, unique food!
I lived in the 'slave' quarters during college. These were actually built as guest quarters in the early 20th century by a wealthy midwestern woman who used the plantation house only for quail hunting season.
Beautiful setting tucked away in the heart of Tallahassee. The estate known as Goodwood was assembled in the 1830s. Take a stroll through the gardens and for a small fee take a guided tour of the home.
“Great freshwater fishing, bass, catfish, crappie, loggerhead turtles, etc. ”
“a wonderful landing that grants public access to the lake, a boat ramp for safe entry point for your boats / water vessels. also, a camping and fishing site with hot showers and someone local that stays on the grounds constantly to ensure guests have everything they need. I love this spot!”
“A stunning place to go for a walk with kids or to take a fascinating tour of the Pebble Hill Plantation main house where the owners lived like kings and queens and no detail was spared! Much like an American Downton Abbey!”
“Known for the best Christmas lights but it is our most favorite quiet park by day! This is a strolling garden park, no play sets for kids. There are fountains and benches. It’s a true Tallahasse treasure. Free to park and walk. Bring a picnic. ”
“Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, at 3540 Thomasville Rd., .5 mi. n. of I-10 exit 203 on US 319, consists of more than 1,100 acres, including 28 acres of ornamental gardens that are the focal point of the park. New York businessman Alfred B. Maclay and his wife, Louise, began the gardens in 1923. Colorful azaleas, camellias and Oriental magnolias as well as many native plants bloom January through April. The Maclay House has restored living and dining rooms and serves as a center for information about the Maclays, camellias and the gardens. Nearly 8 miles of hiking, biking and horse trails run through the park, which also features a picturesque picnic/recreation area with covered shelters, a swimming area, a paddleboat launch, rental kayak and a playground. Audio tours of the gardens are available. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum. Admission: Park $6 (per private vehicle with two to eight people); $4 (per single-occupancy vehicle); $2 (per person arriving by bicycle or on foot). Garden admission (including house) Jan.-Apr. $6; $3 (ages 2-12); free rest of year with paid park admission.”