Plan Your Visit
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 4 pm
Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
*Other times by special appointment only
$1.00 children under 12 years
No Charge for Leon County Public Schools
INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP TOURS
Tours are customized to relate to the needs, interest and age of the individual and groups touring the facility. Self-guided tours are also available during regular operating hours.Fill out our Tour Reservation Form!
This remarkable exhibit entitled “Artistic Resistance” features 20th Century soulful outpourings of empowerment, self-reliance, hope and distinction. Featured will be 13 Florida Highwayman paintings which were gifted to the museum by local philanthropist, Grace Dansby, as well as an unforgettable oil painting by Anne Whitfield that brings to life Tallahassee matriarch Aunt Memory which was donated by Bill Gladwin. The “Artistic Resistance” exhibit will also include other artistic renderings of distinguished African American pioneers that depict some of Florida’s 500 year history in commemoration of this year’s Viva Florida 500 initiative. Ocean scenes, sunsets, authenticity and promise permeate the historical exhibit.
The “Artistic Resistance” exhibit will be on display through May 17, 2013. For more information on the exhibit or to schedule a group tour, please contact the Riley Museum at (850) 681-7881 or email@example.com.
Check out our future exhibits!
THE RILEY EXPERIENCE
The John Riley Center/Museum welcomes people of all ages to journey back in time to the Reconstruction era – one of the most significant, yet least known periods of American History following the end of the Civil War.
The John G. Riley House is a 122-year old structure that embodies one of Tallahassee’s most influential men of his generation. Whether acting as Principal of the first public high school for blacks, Secretary of the Florida NAACP, Member of the Negro Business League or Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Masons; Mr. Riley made an impact on the Tallahassee community that will never be erased.
Tours of the historic Riley house offers visitors the chance to experience a living testament of the rich cultural heritage of African Americans in the south during the Reconstruction era.
STEP-ON GUIDED TOURS
Landmarks and Legacies: A Black Heritage Tour of Tallahassee
The John G. Riley Center & Museum provides a tour of Tallahassee’s Landmarks & Legacies and is pleased to coordinate your next guided tour. It’s easy to schedule, simply call us at: (850) 681-7881 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 available at a rate of $50.00/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.