Dudley Farm Historic State Park
Welcome to Dudley Farm Historic State Park
Experience farm life as it was more than a century ago – plow the garden, pump water, grind corn and feed the chickens.
This National Historic Landmark is a one-of-a-kind, authentic working Florida farm rather than a re-created farmstead. The rural vernacular architecture and cultural landscape help tell the story of the evolution of Florida farming.
The farm was established by Phillip Benjamin Harvey Dudley Sr. before the Civil War. His son, P.B.H. Dudley Jr., developed the farmstead you see today. Eighteen original buildings built between the 1880s and 1930s still exist, including the restored family farmhouse with original furnishings, kitchen, general store, post office and cane syrup complex. Staff and volunteers in period farm clothing perform chores, raise crops and tend to livestock - cracker cows and horses, bronze turkeys and heritage breed chickens.
Stroll the nature trail or enjoy a rocking chair on the spacious porches once used as gathering places. Pack a picnic and watch deer, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises and bluebirds in the fields. Join us at the Annual Cane Festival or a Dudley Kids event. Learn more at the visitor center featuring a 12-minute video, interpretive exhibits and a self-guided cellphone tour. Take a walk into the past and immerse yourself in history.
Dudley Farm Historic State Park in Newberry was designated as a National Historic Landmark on Jan. 13, 2021. The farm received this designation for its exceptional ability to illustrate the history of owner-operator farms in the southern U.S. in the late 19th and 20th centuries. A memorial plaque was unveiled at the park on Dec. 4, 2021.
- Pets are allowed in the visitor center area only, not in the historic farmstead.
Plan Your Visit
Stop and Smell the Flowers
Dudley Farm Historic State Park Photo Gallery
The General Store
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