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CRACKER VILLAGE TOUR
Silver Springs State Park
Second and Fourth Saturday of each month, 10am
Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods". A volunteer will show you through a Florida Cracker homestead and kitchen, the smithy, and the Hinton house. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the museum.
Fees: Regular park entry fees apply.
The park is located east of the city of Ocala. Travel east from Ocala on State Road 40 to the intersection with State Road 35. To find the main springs, “Springside” Entrance, continue east about 500 feet and turn right into the entrance. The address is: 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs, FL 34488.
To find the equestrian trail head, continue east on SR 40 less than 1 mile, the road narrows from 4 lanes to 2 lanes, past the next red light and the Trail head will be on your right.
For camping and cabins, go to the “Riverside” Entrance, located on State Road 35. At the intersection of SR 40 and SR 35, go south (turn right heading east or turn left heading west), travel about 1 mile and the entrance is on the left, or east side of the road. The address is: 1425 N.E. 58th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470.