A Day in the Life of a Florida Pioneer

A Day in the Life of a Florida Pioneer Program

On Site Field Trip

Students studying life of early Florida pioneers will delight in this experiential learning program. Hands-on activities allow students to imagine what it would be like to live in Florida during 1830-1930 when pioneers homesteaded land.

A Day in the Life of a Florida Pioneer

Students will be met by period costumed, living history facilitators who will divide the students into groups for their pioneer experience. They will experience daily pioneer life on the farm, in the home, and social life. Artifacts and tools will be available for the children to handle and crafts will be demonstrated. They may shoot archery, watch and participate in blacksmithing, interact with farm animals and learn about their role on the farmstead, wash clothes in a cauldron and wring them out in the washhouse, take a history tour, make candles and learn about cooking on an open fire, make a pioneer toy, learn about and use pioneer tools and many more activities, depending on availability of docents.


Minimum for staff-led programs is 15 students. Multiple days may be scheduled for large groups. 

Program starts at 10 am and goes to 11:30 am. Picnic tables are available for bagged lunches.

 COST: $10 per  student, $5 per adult

REMINDERS: Dress comfortably and wear appropriate clothing (closed-toed shoes and hats, etc.). Natural bug repellant and sunscreen available for purchase in shop. Refillable water bottles are ideal, water cooler on site.

CONTACT: Call 941-322-1000 or email: [email protected]

Please  sign and return by mail or bring with you this liability waiver. Thank you!

Release of liability

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School Group Pre-Registration Form

Please note: Once we receive this document, you will be contacted by our Director of Education to complete the registration process. Thank you.