Pioneers & Cowhunters
Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day

TICKET LINK COMING SOON

Pioneers & Cowhunters Oct 9, 2020 - 10am-1pm

Historically Dressed Educators

Historically Dressed Educators

Discover Florida's history through hands-on activities

Historically Dressed Educators

Historically Dressed Educators

Discover Florida's history through hands-on activities

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

Learn cowhunter skills!

Tour through history

Tour through history

Learn about 1890s rural Florida!

Tour through history

Tour through history

Learn about 1890s rural Florida!

See our model train display, tour historic homes, meet interpreters demonstrating old-time crafts and discover 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, and learn about Florida's Cowhunters.

What to Expect

Pioneers & Cowhunters

About the Event

About the Event

Date: TBA from 10am-2pm
Discover what life would have been like for a child growing up in a Florida farming and ranching community over 100 years ago! Educators in historic dress will be on hand to welcome guests to the 1885 Carlton House, Okahumpka Depot, Terry Store, School House and more authentic structures. Students will learn cowhunter skills, like how to read a cattle brand and what to pack for a long cattle drive.
Each young learner will receive an activity packet and keepsakes as they enjoy demonstrations of daily chores and skills such as blacksmithing, cattle roping and packing a chuck wagon for a long cattle drive.
General Pricing: $10 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 our historic buildings
Learn to read cattle brands
Discover everyday chores
Practice a lesson in a one-room school house
and more!

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

BRING A PICNIC LUNCH: Picnic tables are available for a picnic lunch.

 

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Visit for a special day designed for homeschoolers and their famillies.   Educational interpreters in historic dress will guide young learners through activities that would have been familiar to a child growing up in a Florida farming and ranching community over 100 years ago.  Try your hand at churning butter, helping with the household chores, making your own toy and taking a lesson in a one-room school house.   Learn some “cowhunter” skills, like how to swing a lasso and what to pack for a long cattle drive.