Tallahassee is the city of the seven hills. Today, they host a rehabilitation center, a surgery center, a nursing home, a security company, a property management office, and a private school named after this seven hills reference.  This can be quite confusing to most since the majority of Florida is rather flat.

In order to arrive in Tallahassee from any direction, you would have had to travel up a hill

A map from 1885 would provide the origin of this name. According to the map it shows downtown Tallahassee as being on a single hill with seven major arteries leading into the city. 

In order to arrive in Tallahassee from any direction, you would have had to travel up a hill. There are seven locations in Tallahassee that are considered the highest elevations and they are …

1. Goodwood Museum & Gardens – elevation of 212 feet

2. Old Fort Park – elevation of 212 feet

3. Mission San Luis – elevation of 208 feet

4. Old Capitol – elevation of 207 feet

5. The Grove Plantation – elevation 204 feet

6. FAMU (Lee Hall) – elevation 192 feet

7. FSU’s Westcott Hall – elevation 176 feet

Why not pick a wonderful autumn day in November and go out exploring and see these locations for yourself?! With our temperatures decreasing, now would be a wonderful time to make it happen. 

Stay classy, Tallahassee!

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4 Comments

  1. LOVE this information but Goodwood Museum & Gardens doesn’t have Plantation in its name. It’s a sore point for the the property because although the museums does tell the story of its plantation past, it was created to be a space for learning about the past and serve as a gathering place for people. The Museum that was created by the last owner in the 1980s was neither named for, nor aggrandized as, a former plantation.

  2. Goodwood Museum is actually 212 feet in elevation based on a benchmark located there.

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