Forest Capital Museum
Cracker Homestead Front
Cracker Homestead Side View
Cracker Homestead Parlor #2
Homestead Parlor 1
Forest Capital Barn
Kettle House & Smoke House
The Forest Capital octagonal museum buildings surrounded by Longleaf Pine trees.
A view of the approach to a historic Florida Cracker Homestead surrounded by a wooden fence and several outbuidlings.
A side view of the historic Cracker Homestead and kitchen surrounded by a wooden pickett fence.
A Cracker Homestead kitchen set up with authentic antiques.
A parlor room of the Homestead set up with antinques including two beds, a sewing machine, a child's wash tub by the fireplace, and a dresser.
A front parlor room of the historic homestead staged with antiques from the same time period including a bed, cradle, wardrobe, dresser and chairs by the fireplace.
A wooden barn structure made of logs.
Two buidlings, a kettle house with a brick fireplace and a wooden smokehouse.

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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.

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