Homeschool Day Growing Gardeners - Spring 2022
Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day

Growing Gardeners - 10am-1pm

Historically Dressed Educators

Historically Dressed Educators

Discover Florida's history

Historically Dressed Educators

Historically Dressed Educators

Discover Florida's history

Knowledgeable interpreters dressed in period outfits at each site are ready to share Florida's history!

Learn gardening skills!

Tour through history

Tour through history

Learn about 1890s rural Florida!

Tour through history

Tour through history

Learn about 1890s rural Florida!

See our model train display, tour historic homes, meet interpreters dressed in period outfits, discover the inns and outs of a Florida winter garden

Historic Structures

Historic Structures

See our late 19th century rural Florida buildings

Historic Structures

Historic Structures

See our late 19th century rural Florida buildings

The museum holds a collection of 13 original buildings dating from 1870-1912 which were relocated from across the state of Florida. Our buildings range from public buildings like our Terry Store and Okahumpka Train Depot, to private buildings like our Carlton and Smith homes.

Shopping

Shopping

Stop & shop for unique items in our General Store

Shopping

Shopping

Stop & shop for unique items in our General Store

Visit the General Store to find items that would have been sold in a 19th-century country store, things like old-fashioned stick candy, period toys and games, and home decor items.

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

Great for families & homeschool groups!

Family Friendly

Family Friendly

Great for families & homeschool groups!

This event is specifically designed for homeschool students of all ages. Feel free to tour at your own pace and choose the activities of the most interest to your student.

Tour our historic buildings and grounds, see our Terry Store, and learn about Florida gardening.

What to Expect

Growing Gardeners

About the Event

About the Event

Date: Spring TBA, 2022 from 10am-1pm
Discover what life would have been like for a child growing up in a Florida farming and ranching community over 100 years ago! Educators in historic dress will be on hand to welcome guests to the 1885 Carlton House, Okahumpka Depot, Terry Store, School House and more authentic structures. Young learners will explore a kitchen garden filled with plants that thrive in Florida’s winter growing season, learn about the state’s iconic citrus industry and take home ingredients to start a garden of their own.
General Pricing: $10 per person 4 years old and up, children 3 years old and younger will be admitted for FREE. Parking: Free parking - enter Orient Rd only. Please follow the directions listed on our website and not GPS. Directions

See & Do

See & Do

See our model train display
Explore our historic buildings
Learn to plant in Florida's winter
Discover how settlers planned their kitchen garden
See our blacksmith at work
and more!

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop

There are lots of unique items to be found at the General Store! The store features nostalgic and reproduction items, historical toys and games, books, candy, and many other unique gift items.

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.

What to Eat

What to Eat

BRING A PICNIC LUNCH: Picnic tables are available for a picnic lunch.

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.