Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area

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Silver Springs State Park

Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open for viewing and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.

Fees: 

Free with regular park admission.

Event Time: 

Repeats every month on the second Saturday 30 times except Sat Nov 11 2017.
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am EDT

Contact Info: 

352-236-7148 ext. 4

Additional Information: 

Enter the park through the camping & museum entrance, 1425 NE 58th Avenue, (also known as State Road 35 or Baseline Rd.) to access the Silver River Museum.

For more information about the Silver River Museum visit their website.

Participation requirements.