Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day

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Make and Take Crafts March 20, 2020

Historically Dressed Educators

Historically Dressed Educators

Discover Florida's history through hands-on crafts

Historically Dressed Educators

Historically Dressed Educators

Discover Florida's history through hands-on crafts

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

Bring your creativity and try your hand at crafts galore!

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, make a broom out of broom corn, 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

Make and Take Crafts

About the Event

About the Event

Date: March 20, 2020
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

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See & Do

See & Do

See our model train display
Explore historic buildings
Cut and color paper dolls
Design a muslin handkerchief
Make a pine cone bird feeder
Print a post card on our antique printing press
Create a musical whistle
Paint a clothespin doll
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.

Testimonials

Guest Comments - Homeschool Day

This was great! Homeschooling & Cracker Country was a great combination.

Jody, Homeschool Day Visitor
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Alex liked the trains, Jonathan-the blacksmith and Mom-how easy my children & I have it today.

Charlene, Homeschool Day Visitor
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We loved the dress-ups in the Terry Store and learning about life back then in the different buildings.

Melanie, Homeschool Day Visitor
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I will always remember all the helpful crackers: making the experience life like.

Melanie, Homeschool Day Visitor
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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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Visit for a special day designed for homeschoolers and their famillies. Educators in historic dress will be on hand to welcome guests to the 1885 Carlton House, railroad depot, general store, church and more authentic structures. Along the way, young learners will make their own toys, dolls and helpful items for the household.  They will also learn to operate an early 20th century printing press and make their own postcard.