We were looking for classical houses to visit and were pleasantly surprised to learn about the history of Mr. Riley. His story from being born into slavery to owning property and helping other people grow and fight the ugliness of discrimination until he was 96 is inspirational. The animatronic version that talks to you is very interesting. Our guide was... 更多
Very interesting little museum, providing great insight into an aspect of history the USA seem to be rather keen to forget - that of black America. As recent events prove, there are still plenty of racial tensions in the US. There are too few museums like this in the USA, I would say.
This is a very small museum. You probably could not take more than 40 minutes to tour it if you tried. That being said, what it offers is unique and informative. I saw the Civil War Spies exhibit. It was very interesting and well done. It highlighted African American and female spies; information I knew nothing about. The young man... 更多
The historic home has much to offer in architectural style and historical references. Its location says a lot about Black history, both past and present. Mr Riley sits in his office and speaks frequently - a startling surprise to many visitors.
We travel from CT. to TLH every May for the Emancipation week celebration. Our family has a big Emancipation Day... 更多
The Riley House was always interesting, but it continues to get better with time. They have built a new visitor's... 更多
This home of a prominent business man and educator tells ab important story about life in Tallahassee after reconstruction, following... 更多