Rural Home Life School Tours

Rural Home Life School Tours

Take a step back in time while we engage, inspire, and educate your students!

Bring your students and discover the daily lives of Florida’s pioneers. Spend the morning immersed in a rural Florida community of the past and learn how a late 19th century rural family survived. Try your hand at farm and household chores, explore community buildings and learn the skills of Florida’s pioneers. Students will take back to their modern world knowledge of the differences and similarities between their lives and those of children in 1898.
Your class/group will have a guide, dressed in clothing accurate to the 1890s, to lead their adventure. All groups will dip a candle, make a class jump-rope and shop in our Cracker Country General Store.

Bring your students and discover the daily lives of Florida’s pioneers. Spend the morning immersed in a rural Florida community of the past and learn how a late 19th century rural family survived. Try your hand at farm and household chores, explore community buildings and learn the skills of Florida’s pioneers. Students will take back to their modern world knowledge of the differences and similarities between their lives and those of children in 1898. 

Your class/group will have a guide, dressed in clothing accurate to the 1890s, to lead their adventure. All groups will dip a candle, make a class jump-rope and shop in our Cracker Country General Store.

Please click here for our Rural Home Life School Tour Handbook

Click here to complete the online request for reservation form. Please note your tour is not confirmed until you receive the Rural Home Life School Tour Confirmation Letter by email.

Times: 10am-12:30pm

Duration: 2.5 hours

Grades: 1st - 5th Grades

Dates: Tuesday - Fridays on the following dates:
Fall: Sept. 24 - Dec. 6, plus Monday Oct. 7 (no tours on Oct. 11, and Nov. 25-29)
Spring: March 11 - May 9 (no tours on April 18 and May 2)

Cost: $7.00 per student. 1 adult admitted for FREE for every 10 students. Each additional adult is $7.00.

AgesCracker Country’s Frontier Florida Industry Tours are designed for students in 1st-5th grade.

Group Size Minimum: Cracker Country requires 15 students or $105.00 for a field trip. 

Group Size Maximum: Cracker Country requires no more than 25 students per group. Please divide your students accordingly. 

Cracker Country reserves the right to adjust group size up to the day of the tour. Please be prepared with the required student:chaperone ratio in case of any group size changes.

ChaperonesCracker Country requires one adult (teacher or chaperone) per every 10 students. All required adults receive free admission to Cracker Country. Adults accompanying the group beyond the required number of adults pay $7 each. Adults are responsible for the behavior of the group and are required to supervise and stay with students at all times during their visit to Cracker Country.

All adult chaperones must arrive on time and enter Cracker Country with the school group. The gates into the Fairgrounds will be closed on the field trip program begins, so late chaperones cannot be admitted. 

If you have any further questions, please contact Jennifer Becker, Program Supervisor, at 813-627-4225 or Jennifer.Becker@freshfromflorida.com.