Tallahassee’s beautiful and historic Goodwood estate is open to the public with FREE admission on Nov. 18 as part of the T.O.U.R. Guide program enhancing appreciation of the community’s key sites and attractions.
Goodwood began in the1830s as a cotton and corn plantation that ultimately encompassed 2,400 acres. Today, as a private, not-for-profit museum and park, Goodwood Museum and Gardens comprises 16 of the original acres, the antebellum Main House and 11 historic outbuildings. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is an important community venue for public and private events.
The property witnessed and tells the stories of every era of modern Florida: the territorial period, statehood, secession and the Civil War, Reconstruction and Jim Crow, the Country Estate Era, and Florida political life.
The Free Admission Day at Goodwood Features:
Museum Tours –The exquisitely appointed Main House, displayed as it appeared around World War I, is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don’t miss Ascension: The Early 20th Century Rise of the African American Middle Class, an exhibit in partnership with the Meek-Eaton Black Archives at Florida A& M University.
Festival of Trees –Big Bend Habitat for Humanity presents beautiful artificial trees and wreaths for purchase and family-friendly festivities, including a visit from Santa from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Goodwood Carriage House. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (bidding ends at 4:30 p.m.). Visit bigbendhabitat.org/festival-trees.
Under One Roof –Four artists are bringing their Annual Open House Art Show and Sale to Jubilee Cottage this year - Brian Bachman, Robin Rodgers, Lesley Nolan, and Kathy Wilcox. Come check out ceramics, enamels, glass, and jewelry by these talented Tallahassee artists, and don’t forget to enter the raffle benefitting Goodwood this year!
Holiday Gift Shop –New items are debuting in time for the holiday season…
For other destinations in the T.O.U.R. Guide program, see VisitTallahassee.com/seasons/TOUR-guide.
For more information, call 850-877-4202 or go to http://www.goodwoodmuseum.org/.