Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day

Date: Sept 6, 2019 - 10am-2pm

Pioneers & Cowhunters

Historically Dressed Educators

Historically Dressed Educators

Discover Florida's history through hands-on activities

Historically Dressed Educators

Historically Dressed Educators

Discover Florida's history through hands-on activities

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

Try your hand at cowhunter skills!

Hands-on Activities

Hands-on Activities

Help us with everyday chores!

Hands-on Activities

Hands-on Activities

Help us with everyday chores!

See our model train display, help make a 20 foot rope, meet interpreters demonstrating old-time crafts and help with the everyday chores like churning butter and cleaning laundry with an old-fashioned washboard.

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, play with period toys, help with everyday chores like churning butter, and learn about Florida's Cowhunters.

What to Expect

Pioneers & Cowhunters

About the Event

About the Event

Date: Sept 6, 2019
Time: 10am-2pm

Knowledgeable interpreters dressed in historic outfits will be located at each building and activity to lead your homeschool students through history, crafts, and hands-on activities.

General Pricing: $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.

Parking: Free parking - enter Orient Rd only. Please follow the directions listed on our website and not GPS. Directions

Ticket Sales: Early August
See & Do

See & Do

See our model train display
Explore historic buildings
Swing a lasso
Churn butter
Make a toy
Practice a lesson in a one-room school house
and more!

Dip a Candle - $1 -- cash only

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

Sandwiches, chips, and drinks are available for purchase. Picnic tables are available for a picnic lunch.

 

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Visit for a special day designed for homeschoolers and their famillies.   Educational interpreters in historic dress will guide young learners through activities that would have been familiar to a child growing up in a Florida farming and ranching community over 100 years ago.  Try your hand at churning butter, helping with the household chores, making your own toy and taking a lesson in a one-room school house.   Learn some “cowhunter” skills, like how to swing a lasso and what to pack for a long cattle drive.