Florida on a Tankful: 5 Things to Know About the Riley House Museum

Source: Spectrum News 13

By Caitlin Wilson

TALLASHASSEE, Fla. — Nestled in the heart of Tallahassee sits the historic home of notable African-American figure John G. Riley. Now, you can see his home as a cultural center.

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5 Things to Know About the Riley House Museum

IMLS Town and Gown Stabilization Project Documents

OBJECTIVE OF IMLS GRANT:  To create a collaboration of higher education and a community-based museum to explore the possibilities, opportunities and challenges of creating strategic alliances between the academic and community-based museum world as a measure to build capacity, enhance sustainability and address the goal of Creating a Nation of Learners.

Listed below are the supporting documents:


The 2nd USCT Family requests your presence at our
Annual Meet & Greet

USCT Annual Meet & Greet

Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: John G. Riley Museum and Center
419 E. Jefferson Street – Tallahassee, Florida, 32301

Come out and meet the members of
The 2nd Infantry Regiment United States Colored Troops
Living History Association

To join our team and learn more about upcoming events logon to www.the2ndUSCTlha.org
or contact Jarvis Rosier at 850.509.0295

*Step On Guided Tours Pricing Change*

For years African American communities have established a distinctive presence in areas throughout Florida. The well known contributions as well as untold stories of struggle and triumph are woven into a rich and colorful historical tapestry. Amidst these stories are the Landmarks and Legacies that define and describe significant aspects of Florida’s cultural heritage, thereby presenting tour participants with a real-life cultural immersion experience

Possible sites included on the step-on guided tour include:

The Riley House Museum
The Union Bank Building
The Old Capitol Building
The Historic Frenchtown Community
Old Lincoln High School
Florida A&M University
Meek-Eaton Black Archives
The Knott House Museum

Tour guides are now available at a rate of $100.00/per hour. Average tours are approximately 2-4 hours in length and can be customized to meet your unique scheduling needs. The fee only covers the cost of the tour guide; groups are responsible for securing their own transportation. Fee does not cover admission fees for individual historic sites.

To schedule a group tour, please click here.