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Florida Emancipation Day Celebration
May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was announced in Tallahassee, Fla.–two years after the executive order “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious areas “are, and henceforward shall be free.”
On Saturday, May 20, join us for a special celebration on Chinsegut Hill Historic Site grounds. This free, family-friendly event starts at 10 a.m. with a reading of the proclamation and an inspirational program with the Cornerstone Baptist Church Choir.
Enjoy lunch and the scenic beauty of Chinsegut Hill with live music by the Tampa Bay Area Marching 100 Alumni Association and Boe Cat’s Blues Band and an archeological talk of the grounds in the afternoon.
Free house tours will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis every 30 minutes beginning at 11 a.m.
- 10 a.m. Program and reading of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation
- 11 a.m. House tours begin, and live music throughout the afternoon
- 11:30 a.m. Archaeological Talk
- Noon Archaeological Talk
- 4:30 p.m. House tours conclude
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The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Child (0-6): Free
**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.
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