About Museum Day

September 22, 2018 --10am-4pm

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is a national celebration of museums. On this day, you can visit Cracker Country and experience a historic rural Florida lifestyle for FREE!*

Knowledgeable interpreters dressed in period outfits at each site

Hands-on activities
to experience
rural Florida's history

13 original stuctures
to explore
plus a 19th century cow camp

Crafters and Demonstrators
Hand-made crafts
and demonstrations

Familes and Groups
Great for families,
senior and scout groups,
and more

Come back August 2018 to download your coupon for next year.

Parking Entrance - Enter the Fairgrounds via the MLK Parking Entrance. Park near Gate 2. Parking is $8 per car. RV or Bus is $15. Cash only.

Day's Festivities

We are currently planning our activities for Museum Day 2018. Come back August 2018 for more information.

2017 Activities:


During Museum Day Live, visitors can tour historic buildings and grounds that represent home life, commerce and transportation as it was in many rural Florida communities just before the turn of the 20th century.  See our model train display, sample sugar cane syrup, meet a 19th century Florida cow hunter and help with the everyday chores like churning butter and cleaning laundry with an old-fashioned washboard.

$2 Dip a Beeswax Candle
$2 Twist a Rope


Trail Dogs Bluegrass Band on Center Stage

Crafts and Demonstrations

Pine needle basket weaving

Whip making

Larry's Decoys

Bee keeping & honey demonstrations

Leather working demonstrations

General Store

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the General Store! The store features nostalgic and reproduction items, historical toys and games, books, candy, and many other unique gift ideas.


Sandwiches, Chips, & Drinks available for purchase.


  • I will always remember...how much fun we had making a doll.
  • The friendliness of people and the wealth of information!
  • We loved jumping in the sacks and making rope.
  • Hands on! Great people at exhibits very informative.  Learned a lot Kids enjoyed!
  • Enjoyed the atmosphere of a simpler, slower, quieter country Florida.
  • The butter, the guests and docents made the experience great.
  • I will always remember watching my kids do REAL manual labor (tilling the soil).
  • Taking us back in time, my daughter got to see a glimpse of history.
  • I will always remember the Rail Road Depot and men who were there, they knew their stuff.
  • I will always remember the time with my children/seeing how things used to be : )
  • My kids were so shocked at how people used to live!

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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