Welcome to Goodwood
Goodwood Museum & Gardens is a wonderful place to visit, for locals and visitors alike! Come by for a tour of our 170 year old Main House or a stroll through our lovely gardens. We're also a great place to host your next event!
The estate began in the 1830s as a cotton and corn plantation that ultimately encompassed 2,400 acres. The plantation’s agricultural emphasis declined after the Civil War and by the 1880s the remaining 160 acres, home, and garden served as an elegant private residence. In 1911, the house and garden underwent major renovation. The estate’s style and elegance was further enhanced by Goodwood’s owners in the late 1920s. Goodwood is currently restored to this turn-of-the-century Country Estate era, ever mindful of its rich 19th-century history.
Goodwood Museum is located at
1600 Miccosukee Rd Tallahassee, FL 32308
Save the Date!
Ms. Grow It All, Audrey Post, is speaking at our First Friday lecture on March 6, followed by our annual Heirloom Tomato Sale on March 7. Stay tuned for details…
Goodwood’s 13th Annual Garden Symposium Featuring Amy Stewart
Join us for a pair of fabulous events that make up this year’s Goodwood Garden Symposium. The Symposium features Amy Stewart speaking on two of her best-selling books, The Drunken Botanist and Wicked Plants. During the lunch program, Stewart will discuss the not-so-benign world of ‘wicked’ plants as guests enjoy a buffet luncheon. The evening program includes a hands-on workshop during which Stewart will give a short talk about making infused vodka and liqueur. She will suggest some recipes and then guests can start their own batch of infused vodka to take home. Supplies and ingredients will be provided, along with heavy hors d’oeuvres. Books will be offered for sale at both events.
Luncheon—Wicked Plants, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Carriage House
Tickets: $25 (non-members) and $20 (members)
Evening Workshop—The Drunken Botanist, 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm, Carriage House
Tickets: $50 (non-members) and $45 (members)
A combined ticket for both events may be purchased for $70 (non-members) and $65 (members). In addition, a limited number of reserved tables are available for the evening event at a cost of $600. Reserved tables come with a copy of The Drunken Botanist for you and each of your guests.
Pigmania, April 24, 2015
Pigmania is back! Celebrity Chef Art Smith is returning to Goodwood to present a culinary extravaganza that celebrates Nella Schomberger’s legacy of Southern Hospitality. The Goodwood Carriage House opens its doors at 6 p.m. for an evening of food and fun with a Southern flair. From raw oysters to roasted pigs and everything in between, come join us for an unforgettable evening of Pigmania.
Tickets: $125 (non-members) and $100 (members)
See What Others Are Saying About Goodwood
A MIDTOWN HEIRLOOM
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 Jennifer Humayun & Nancy Morgan at 877-4202 ext. 223 or 222 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Without docents, we can't give tours! We would appreciate any help you can give.
**Photographers: Please check in at the
Visitor's Center upon entering the property.**
Goodwood Museum & Gardens, Inc.
Receives Two 2014 Best of
Main House Tour Times:
1:00pm, and 2:30pm
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.