Ambition to Commemorate
Ambition to Illuminate
Ambition to Activate
Ambition to Celebrate
Ambition to Negotiate
Ambition to Educate
Ambition to Create
Ambition to Innovate
Ambition to Elevate
Ambition to Commemorate
Ambition to Illuminate
Ambition to Activate
Ambition to Celebrate
Ambition to Negotiate
Ambition to Educate
Ambition to Create
Ambition to Innovate
Ambition to Elevate

Tallahassee – Leon County Bicentennial

1824-2024
Ambitious from the Beginning

We stand at the edge of a new century. In 2024, our community has an opportunity to celebrate the past through our 200th anniversary while embracing the next 100 years. More than an anniversary, we extend an invitation to residents and visitors alike to join us as we honor our story and the powerful next chapter we are poised to write.

Tallahassee’s story is profound. We are a community of doers, dreamers and believers. Our ambition endures to innovate, commemorate, illuminate, activate, educate, negotiate, elevate, celebrate, create, and appreciate. Come join us. 

This website will continually evolve throughout 2024, so check back often! 

Tallahassee - Leon County Fun Facts

The strongest magnet on earth is located at FSU’s “MagLab”

700+ miles of trails to hike, bike, run, paddle, or ride

A capital city for more than a thousand years

Host of the 2026 World Athletics Cross Country Championships

Stay In The Know

Some of Tallahassee’s history is not readily apparent and it begins with the antebellum period when the plantation-driven economy was dependent upon enslaved people of African descent.

Almost 12,000 years ago, people inhabited this area.  They established settlements, created some of the finest Native American pottery ever made, and traded with places as far away as the Great Lakes.

Doug Alderson Members of the Apalachee Indians of the Talimali Band in 2023, courtesy of the Talimali Band Tallahassee has long served …

By Doug Alderson Have you ever wondered about the individuals for whom the streets and buildings in downtown Tallahassee were named? Or …

By Doug Alderson The very first Capitol building of 1824 was a simple affair—a log cabin just large enough to house the …