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 and unlocked 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 fourth Saturday 30 times.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am EST
Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 10:00am EST

Contact Info: 

Ranger Station, 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.