For advance information, contact the Tallahassee Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 200 W. College Ave. (P.O. Box 1369), Tallahassee, FL 32302 (tel. 800/628-2866 or 850/413-9200; fax 850/487-4621; www.visittallahassee.com). The bureau's excellent quarterly visitors guide has descriptions (including hours and admission fees) of just about everything going on here.
Go to the Tallahassee Area Visitor Information Center, 106 E. Jefferson St., across from the capitol (tel. 850/413-9200; www.visittallahassee.com), for free street and public-transportation maps, brochures, and pamphlets outlining tours of the historic districts and the Canopy Roads. It's open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to noon.
For statewide information, a Florida Welcome Center is in the west foyer of the New Capitol Building .
Tallahassee is in the Eastern Time zone, like Orlando, Miami, and Apalachicola. It's 1 hour ahead of the rest of the Panhandle.