FREE: Sign up by February 8 and on February 9 at 9 am we will email you a link to our Victorian Valentine program: including a 15 minute video, a downloadable valentine postcard circa 1910, techniques for pressing flowers in the 1890s, and information on how to communicate using Victorian codes.
Cracker Country is Tampa’s only living history museum and is located on the Florida State Fairgrounds. 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. Today, the historically furnished buildings recreate the lifestyles of the past, and costumed interpreters portray daily living as Florida pioneers.
Cracker Country focuses on providing educational opportunities for the public to learn about old Florida.
RURAL HOMELIFE FIELD TRIP
Designed for Students in Grades 1-5
Bring your students and discover the daily lives of Florida’s pioneers. Spend the morning immersed in a rural community of the past and learn how a late 19th-century rural family survived. Try your hand at farm and household chores, explore community buildings and learn the skills of Florida’s pioneers. Students will compare their lives and those of children in 1898. All groups will dip a candle, make a class jump-rope and shop in our Cracker Country General Store.
Check-in: 10:00 am
Student Cost: $8 per student
Chaperones: One adult (teacher or chaperone) per ten students is required and admitted for free. Additional adults pay the student rate of $8.