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Cracker Village Tour

  • February 22, 2020
  • June 27, 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • February 22, 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (EST)
  • April 25, 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • May 23, 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • June 27, 2020, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • State Route 35 Entrance, Silver Springs State Park

Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida "piney woods." The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small "Cracker'' settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith's forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.

About us

Friends of Silver Springs State Park is a Citizen Support Organization (CSO), a non-profit volunteer organization, dedicated to preserving and enhancing Silver Springs State Park. We support Silver Springs State Park by providing volunteers, educating visitors, hosting events and raising funds for specific park projects.

Become a member

Check out our Membership Page and join the Friends of Silver Springs State Park in its mission to enhance and preserve this natural treasure.  Our members meet the 2nd Thursday of most months in the Paradise Ballroom off SR 40.  Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. and meetings begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. often featuring a guest speaker.  


Contact us

fsssp4web@gmail.com

1425 NE 58th Ave, Ocala, FL, 34470

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