Cracker Village Tour - Museum Area @ Silver Springs State ParkSaturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00am EDT
Free with regular park admission.
Ranger Station, 352-236-7148 ext. 4
Saturday, December 23rd only:
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the cracker village will additionally feature a cast iron cooking demonstration as well as a firing of the new wood-fired pottery kiln. The kiln will be opened on December 27th and the pottery made will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop.
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.
Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State ParkSaturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EDT
Free with park admission.
Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m. Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center.
Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.
Surf Fishing Workshop @ Sebastian Inlet State ParkSaturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm EDT
Free with regular park admission
Terry OToole 772-388-2750
Surf Fishing Workshop
Surf fishing class designed to introduce anglers to the basics of surf fishing. Discussion centers on the equipment needed to enjoy a productive surf fishing day at the beach. Topics include: rod and reel selection, standard pompano rig, choosing bait and more. Anglers should bring a pen/pencil and something to write on.
Meet at the Sebastian Fishing Museum.