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.
The Saturday, June 24, 2017, program begins at 10 a.m.
Enter the park through the camping and museum entrance located at 1425 NE 58th Avenue (State Road 35 or Baseline Road) to access the Silver River Museum.
Free with regular park admission.