TALLASHASSEE, Fla. — Nestled in the heart of Tallahassee sits the historic home of notable African-American figure John G. Riley. Now, you can see his home as a cultural center.
Here are five things you need to know before visiting:
- This cultural center is dedicated to the history and heritage of the African Americans who once called the “Smokey Hollow” neighborhood home.
- The museum itself is the former home of John G. Riley. A man born into slavery, he later became a teacher and helped to found the Smokey Hollow community, as well as Tallahassee.
- Riley was among the few African Americans in Tallahassee to own property at the turn of the century. He acquired seven major downtown parcels of land, including the property on which he built his home.
- The Riley House Museum is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- For more information, check out their website.
Watch the video above to see Reporter Caitlin Wilson at the Riley House.