Tall Tales of Old Florida
Tall Tales of Old Florida

Tall Tales of Old Florida

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Tall Tales of Old Florida October 17, 2020

Tall Tales

Tall Tales

Hear Southern stories and legends

Tall Tales

Tall Tales

Hear Southern stories and legends

A historically dressed guide will lead you through our historic buildings and grounds. At each stop you will encounter a story teller, who will tell a tale that is so wild that it will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Lantern Lit Tours

Lantern Lit Tours

Experience Cracker Country at night

Lantern Lit Tours

Lantern Lit Tours

Experience Cracker Country at night

Prepare for an evening in the dark with only lanterns to light your way. As you stroll through the grounds you will see billowing oak branches casting shadows against our dimly lit structures.

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop

Visit the General Store

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop

Visit the General Store

Visit our General Store! The store features nostalgic and reproduction items, historical toys and games, books, candy, and many other unique gift ideas.

What to Expect

Tall Tales of Old Florida

About the Event

About the Event

Date: October 17, 2020
Gates Open at: 6:45pm. Tours start every ten minutes, and each tour is approximately 60 minutes long.
Explore Tampa’s 19th century living history museum by night. Along the way, meet storytellers who will spin wild yarns about a few of Florida’s unexplained oddities! A little scary, a little funny and always family friendly, the Tall Tales tour is a Florida history adventure by lantern light.
Tour Length: 60 minutes
Age: Not recommended for children under 6 years old
General Pricing: $14 per person, your admission includes a seasonal treat and drink.
Parking: Enter the Fairgrounds via MLK Parking Entrance and park near Gate 2. $8.00 per car. $14 bus or RV. Parking is cash only.

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See & Do

See & Do

A guide will greet you at the gate and lead you through historic structures and grounds by lantern light. At each stop a story teller will share a Florida tall tale. Come early and enjoy harvest games and decor while you wait for your tour to begin.

Tour Times:
Tours will start every 10 minutes between 7:00 and 9pm. When purchasing a ticket online, select a ticket with the time starting range of your preference. Tours are approximately 1 hour in length.

After your tour, enjoy special fall refreshments and a visit to the General Store.

Tall Tales

Tall Tales

Hear stories of heroes, monsters, and oddities.

Magic Lantern
One of your tour stops will be a magic lantern show. Learn about a turn-of-the-20th-century projection technology that led to the birth of the film industry. Hear and see a tale of pirates and ghosts on the “silver screen”.

Stop & Shop

Stop & Shop

There are lots of unique holiday gifts 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 educational field trip programs.

What to Eat

What to Eat

Your admission to Tall Tales includes a seasonal treat and drink.

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.

 

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Tour guides will lead you by lantern through the grounds to meet six “tellers” who will share uniquely Florida stories about skunk apes, misbehaving trains, cowhunting giants and other legendary creatures.  You will enjoy a magic lantern show, a turn-of-the-20th-century projection technology that led to the birth of the film industry.  Hear and see a tale of pirates and ghosts on the silver screen.

Come early and enjoy harvest games and decor while you wait for your tour to begin.

Don't forget to stop by the General Store. Proceeds from our gift shop help support our educational field trip programs.