Bellevue Plantation

Explore Old Florida at the Tallahassee Museum. Groups will enjoy touring the Bellevue Plantation, which was home to Catherine Willis Gray Murat and her husband Prince Achille Murat in the mid-1800s. The plantation was also home to 25 slaves that worked on the cotton fields and cooked for the household. The restored plantation features period furnishings, a slave cabin, and plantation kitchen for groups to explore. On the tour, groups will learn about the Murat family, the history of the Bellevue Plantation, and the history of the surrounding historic sites such as the Concord Schoolhouse and Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church.


Contact Info
Address: 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310. Leon County. Tel: 850-575-8684 ext. 141. Email: registrations@tallahasseemuseum.org. Website: www.tallahasseemuseum.org/explore-the-museum/bellevue-plantation. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 9AM-5PM, Sun. 11AM-5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

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