Tallahassee Museum (Bellevue Plantation)
The former plantation is now a museum that interprets the history of the plantation in addition to exhibits ranging from science to history.
Princess Catherine Murat A great-grandniece of George Washington, Catherine was the wife of Prince Achille Murat of France.
The museum was established by local teachers and community members in 1957.
Backstory and Context
Bellevue is now a part of the Tallahassee Museum complex and is located alongside a historic church and school that were constructed by former slaves and their descendants. Beautifully restored to its original appearance and condition, the home appears now much as it did when it was the home of Princess Murat. It now houses a restored parlor and bedroom as well as exhibits interpreting life - both slave and free - on the plantations of North Florida.
Schuck, J. P. "Bellevue." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. March 11, 1971. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/0034f559-6aa3-4789-b00f-f57314659069.