About Program

Cracker

We welcome groups of all kinds! Bring your book club, garden club, scout group, family or friends for a personalized visit!

Knowledgeable, friendly guides dressed in historic clothing will take your group on a stroll through buildings and grounds that represent a rural Florida community of the late 19th century. Tours may be customized to include hands-on activities and the interests of your group.

Living History Tour - Cost: $7.00 per person
This 90 minute tour features a guided walk through the Cracker Country living history museum and grounds.

History, Industry and Tradition Tour - Cost: $10.00 per person
This 2.5 hour tour includes Cracker Country living history museum, plus a visit to the Fairgrounds' other exhibits that showcase Florida history and industry:
- Florida Cattle Ranching: 500 Years of Tradition
- The Florida Forest Discovery Center
- The Power of Steam

Custom Tour - Cost: Varies
Contact us to create a tour customized to your group.
Sample Tours:
Make and Take Doll Tour
Morse Code Necklace Tour

All tours can include a visit to the General Store, where you can take home a memento of your visit from a variety of nostalgic items and books.

Food Options
Catered picnic lunch packages are available for groups of 25 or more.

Dates: Week day afternoons in the Fall and Spring.
Saturday tours are available for groups of 100 or more. Florida History Group Tours must be reserved at least three weeks in advance.

Please notify Cracker Country staff at the time of registration about any handicap or special needs of the group.

Please Note: School groups please select either our Rural Home Life Tours, Long Ago & Today Tours or Florida Industry Tours from our menu.

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What to Expect

Tour Guide

Each group will be greeted by their tour guide who will lead the group through interative activities that highlight rural Florida's history. A typical tour lasts between 90 minutes and 2 hours.

Sample Stations
Okahumpka Depot
Post Office
Print Shop
Historic Houses - Carlton House & Smith House
Church
Terry Store
School House
Governors Inn
Period Toys

+ 1 Take Home Activity (examples include: butter churning & tasting, candle dipping, corn husk doll making, hoop catcher toy making).

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General Store

General Store

Each group will have the opportunity to visit our gift shop.
In the Cracker Country General Store you will find a wide selection of historical toys, games, candy, books, 1890s reproductions and much more. Prices start at an affordable $0.30.

The General Store accepts cash, Visa, Master Card, and personal checks with ID.

Proceeds from sales in the General Store help support Cracker Country's education programs.

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