If you are planning to visit Tallahassee Florida, then it is a good idea to consider visiting certain places to have an enjoyable experience. In this article, I am going to tell you about the unusual attractions in Tallahassee that are worth visiting. So, next time you visit Tallahassee consider visiting the following places:
Lichgate on high road
This is a fairy tale inspired cottage that was built by a university literature professor called Laura Jepsen. The cottages are modeled after English Tudor cottages. Granite used for the foundation is from the same quarry as the stone in the steps of the Old State Capitol Building found near Lichgate. The cottage is opened to anyone who wishes to visit this place.
This plantation once used to be a massive plantation. The plantation land is believed to have contained a slave cemetery, slave quarters, Seminole Indian encampment, cotton gin, Spanish colonial era mission and other outbuildings. Surprisingly, this plantation has never been protected or fully studied. Little remains of all these as you will only find some columns and crumbling bricks.
9/11 whale sculptures
A man called Bill Brinson was affected by the terrorist attacks that happened on September 11, 2001, decided to design a pod of homemade whales in front of his lawn as a place to honor those who were affected. This memorial has 4 whale sculptures, some smaller barely surfacing dolphins, small pools, and the American flag.
You can see the sculptures from the parking lot across the street. Every year on September 11, Mr. Brinson holds an event in this place.
George Firestone building
This building is one of the few remaining Art Deco architecture in Tallahassee. It is named after former Florida secretary of state was built to serve as Leon County’s jail and was the center of major Civil Rights events in the ‘60s. This building has been vacant since the year 2007 and it will most likely be torn down to make way for further developments in the area.
Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park
This state park used to be an important ceremonial center for Native Americans and is among the major mound sites in North Florida. Lake Jackson mounds archaeological state park is a place where you will find some of the richest artifacts in history. The park has a picnic area numerous hiking trails and historical information kiosks.