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Dudley Farm Historic State Park

 About Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Woman sitting at a spinning wheel working with thread at Dudley Farm Historic State Park. Photo by Irma Riley.

A NOTE FROM THE MANAGER

V. Morgan Tyrone

We expect another busy year of school tours at Dudley Farm Historic State Park.  Schools and other groups interested in guided tours are welcome to experience a true 19th century Florida farm in the mornings from Wednesday through Sunday to see a piece of Florida's agricultural past . We are closed Mondays and Tuesdays annually and do not have guided tours in the afternoons the remainder of the week. Self-guided tours are always available during operating hours Wednesday through Fridays in October through July. Please plan group tours by calling the Dudley Farm phone number and leaving a message with your group name, your phone number, a requested date, and number of people for the tour. Our staff will get back with you soon. 

In the late summer months, the park will be "Put to Bed". During the months of August and September park staff will focus upon historic building maintenance to preserve the character of the farm. This will result in no scheduled tours in that time period, but self-guided tours are still welcome while staff perform projects. Pets are only allowed in the Visitor Center area, but not in or around the Farmstead. Also all water sources at the Farmstead are non-potable water for demonstration purposes only (such as the hand pump) and not for public consumption.

Please call the Farm for details on our upcomming events, such as: our Reconstruction Era Event and National Public Lands Day events in September, a Quilt Show in October, Cane Day in December, Plow Days in February, Antique Tractor & Car Day in March, and the Muster in April.

School groups and organizations must make reservations for tours at least one month in advance. Groups are limited to 40 people. For more information and a Program Reservation Form please call 352-472-1142.

Please also visit the Friends of Dudley Farm website for more information on the park, its' programs, and upcomming events. The Friends are also preparing to begin fundraising for a much needed Indoor Education Center, that will enhance the park' ability to interpret and educate visitors about the site.

GETTING HERE

Dudley Farm Historic State Park is located seven miles west of I-75 on State Road 26 between Newberry and Gainesville.

GET INVOLVED

  • Volunteer -

    Dudley Volunteer Program meets at the Visitor Center the 3rd Wednesday of each month October through May from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  These diverse and interesting educational training programs are open to the public.  Park admission is $5.00 per car up to 8 occupants.

    For more information, call the park at 352-472-1142. 

  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.
  • Friends of Dudley Farm, Inc
  • 18730 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, FL  32669

CONCESSIONAIRES

PET POLICY

  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are permitted in the picnic area only. Due to the sensitive nature of the farm they are not permitted at the farmstead.