Welcome to Goodwood

The Garden Party at Goodwood:
Garden costumes from 1900-1960

Goodwood was the quintessential party venue in Tallahassee for decades. Guests gathered around the roller rink, around the pool and in the gardens for afternoons and evenings of hospitality and entertainment. Rooms were decorated with heirloom roses and perennials that were grown in the gardens.

The Garden Gown Collection represents entertainment fashions for serving tea and water to guests, beginning with the Edwardian dresses, 1900-1910. The white gowns, cotton and batiste are day gowns worn by the mistress of the house.

As the viewer moves through the exhibit one will note that the gowns become more practical and of brighter colors. They are unstructured, falling softly from the shoulder and creating greater mobility. Through the ‘20s and ‘30s the design is greatly influenced by Coco Chanel - fluid and movement with ease. Garden gown fabrics were decorative: lace, eyelet and chiffon being inserted in the gown design.

The Garden Party exhibit represents one aspect of life at Goodwood as well as early life in Tallahassee. The exhibit will continue through September 2014.

Main House Museum Tour Times:

Tuesday-Friday at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm
Saturdays at
10:00am, 11:30am, and 1:00pm

Reservations for tours are not required. However, we suggest that guests call ahead before coming out for a tour.

We rely on volunteers to give our house tours; unfortunately, there are times when we do not have docents available.

**Photographers: Please check in at the
Visitor's Center upon entering the property.**

Goodwood Museum is located at
1600 Miccosukee Rd Tallahassee, FL 32308

Vacation Planning is recommending the Goodwood Museum as a must-see destination. Click the link to view the article.

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See What Others Are Saying About Goodwood

Walk around Goodwood Museum and Gardens and you’ll get a sense of Old Florida charm and splendor. Once the centerpiece of a 2,400-acre plantation, the main house has been restored. All furnishings are original to the house, and the plants and flowers outside also are “heirloom” – none are used that appeared after 1929. With majestic oaks, sprawling lawns and a breezy front porch, it remains a popular place for antique shows, lectures, demonstrations, holiday events and live music.

-Tallahassee Magazine, The Insider's Guide to the 100 Places, People, Events & Things that make Tallahassee Living Unique

Goodwood Museum & Gardens is looking for volunteer docents! Docents are responsible for giving tours of our Main House during the week. If interested, please contact Beth Lewis, Executive Director, at 877-4202 ext. 232 or email: blewis@goodwoodmuseum.org. Without docents, we can't give tours! We would appreciate any help you can give.

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Best of TallahasseeGoodwood Museum & Gardens, Inc.
Receives 2013 Best of
Tallahassee Award

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for the ConventionSouth
Readers' Choice Award

Goodwood Museum and Gardens, Inc. is a registered, 501(c)3 public charity. Gifts to Goodwood Museum and Gardens, Inc. are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

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