Settle Down at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown

By: Gary McKechnie


Even though I write for VISIT FLORIDA nearly every day, every so often I realize what a great wealth of information you can find at

I was reminded yet again when I was rambling across the site and found Amy Minchin’s article about the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, a living history museum in the Calhoun County town of Blountstown, which is just about an hour from Panama City, Port St. Joe, and Tallahassee (which makes getting here is easy for a lot of folks in western Florida).

Some dedicated people have recreated an early Florida settlment which includes an old schoolhouse, a general store, a cabin, a church… and centuries of history.

I can’t even fathom what it must’ve been like living in Florida before the arrival of air conditioning, but at least I can check it out thanks to places like this.

Sounds like another destination to add to the list.

You can learn more this novel destination in Minchin’s feature story: Learn Something New (and Old) at Panhandle Pioneer Settlement in Blountstown.

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