Fodor's Expert Review Florida Historic Capitol Museum
In front of the modern, 22-story tower that serves as Florida's state capitol sits a domed, classical-styled building with whimsical candy-striped awnings—the "old" circa-1902 capitol it replaced. (The "new" capitol was constructed in the 1970s.) The historic capitol has evolved into a museum of Florida's political history, and its stained glass interior dome, hallways, governor's suite, and chambers of the state legislature and supreme court have been restored. Other rooms have been filled with artifacts that trace Florida's political history from territorial days to the present as well as revolving exhibits. Docents will provide information for self-guided tours, and you can download a free audio tour from the museum's website.