John G. Riley Center/Museum Of African American History And Culture

John G. Riley Center/Museum Of African American History And Culture

The John G. Riley Center now features a museum chronicling African-American history and culture in the region.

In 1978, through the efforts of local preservationists, the Riley House became the second house in Florida owned by a black person to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the first being the Mary McLeod Bethune house in Volusia County. In 1995, a group of Tallahassee citizens established a museum at the Riley House dedicated to African-American history and culture. This facility draws more visitors and tourist into the area while providing a historically diverse attraction.