Stop in to see the museum and learn about Florida's rich history of timber production. Then take a step back in time as you explore the 19th Century Cracker Homestead. Take a glimpse into what everyday life was like for early Floridians. Pack a lunch for a picnic under the pines or rent one of 3 pavilions for your family gathering or event. The park is open Thursday through Monday, 9:00 a....
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Forest Capital Museum State Park
Welcome to Forest Capital Museum State Park
The importance of forestry in Florida dates back to the early 1800s. The museum celebrates the heritage of Florida's forest industry. The heart of the museum is dedicated to longleaf pines and the 5,000 products manufactured from them. The 50-plus-year-old longleaf pines growing on the museum grounds provide a majestic canopy and create an enjoyable walking trail for visitors. Upon exiting the museum, visitors take a step back in time to explore an authentic 19th century Cracker homestead, much like those scattered throughout Florida at the turn of the century. Rangers lead interpretive tours during special events and upon request. Three covered pavilions, that seat up to 60 people each, are available for rent.