Theme: Make and Take Crafts
Visit for a day of fun, do it yourself crafts, hands-on activities, and history!
Bring your families to discover the lives of settlers in rural Florida before the turn of the 20th century through hands-on activities that would have been familiar to a child growing up in a Florida farming community over 100 years ago. Historically dressed interpreters will lead each activity discussing its historical significance. Homeschool Day activities are designed to capture the interests of students of all ages. Groups can tour at their own pace and choose their level of participation.
Ticket Prices: $8 per person 4 years old and up, children 3 years old and younger will be admitted for free. Advance ticket purchase recommended - this is a very popular event and there are limited tickets available. Online ticket sales will begin shortly. Please check back soon or sign up for our Home School E-News letter below for updates.
Parking: Enter the Fairgrounds via the Orient Rd Service Entrance for FREE parking.
dressed in period outfits at each site
rural Florida's history
13 original stuctures
plus a 19th century cow camp
Great for homeschool
students of all ages
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Above: Visitors participating in our Engineer Cap Craft
Tour our historic buildings and help us with our 1890s chores like butter churning!
Cut & color paper dolls
Create and play a musical whistle
Craft a pioneer bird feeder
Learn how to felt and make a necklace
Make a doll
Construct a toy
Dip a candle - $1
Twist a rope - $1
Sandwiches, chips, and drinks are available for purchase. Picnic tables are available for a picnic lunch.
I just wanted to thank Cracker Country for such a terrific experience at the Homeschool Day... My children had such a wonderful time and did not want to leave. They are already asking when we will be going back. The hands on learning experiences and interpreters talks were just right, not too lengthy and keeping a variety of abilities and attention spans piqued. All of the interpreters were so knowledgeable and friendly. I hope the employees and interpreters found the homeschool families to be pleasant as well. I also found the pricing for entrance and memorabilia items to be very reasonable. A very well spent day--time and money. I would love to know about future Homeschool Days as they become available. Thank you again! Thank you for such a wonderful experience and for a beautiful recreation of Florida life in 1890! -- Patricia
Pets are not allowed in Cracker Country. Service animals are allowed, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or animals approved as part of an exhibition. Service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.