Tall Tales of Old Florida


Oct 21 2023

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.

Cracker Country is a living history museum that represents aspects of home life, commerce and transportation as it was in many rural Florida communities at the end of the 19th century.  During the Tall Tales of Old Florida tour, “tellers” will share uniquely Florida stories about skunk apes, misbehaving trains, cow hunting giants and other legendary creatures.  Guests will also enjoy a magic lantern show, featuring a turn-of-the-20th-century projection technology that led to the birth of the film industry.

Before and after your tour, enjoy Victorian games and activities, have a complimentary snack and do some holiday shopping in the General Store.  Explore the night sky with telescopes provided by the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club.

Tall Tales of Old Florida will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2023, beginning at 6:45pm.  Each walking tour will last 60 minutes. Admission is $15 per person.    Tickets are sold in time blocks.  Parking at the Florida State Fairgrounds is $10 per car/$16 per oversized vehicle.

This event is recommended for ages six and up.





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