Micanopy Area Chamber of Commerce
Micanopy is Old Florida at its best, a sweet Southern town popular for its antiques shops, outdoor cafes, elegant b&b and organic bakery. Named for the chief who lead the tribe during the Second Seminole War, Micanopy was originally founded in 1821 and is the oldest inland town in Florida. Its moss-draped granddaddy live oaks and turn-of-the-century buildings have attracted Hollywood filmmakers. Visitors enjoying wandering through the antique shops and discovering unexpected treasures, as well as sipping and supping at an outdoor cafe, soaking up the local color. The small town has become a magnet for those seeking a true getaway from urban, even suburban life. The Micanopy Historical Society Museum, housed in the Thrasher Warehouse on Cholokka Boulevard, is definitely worth a visit, as is a stroll through the Micanopy Historic Cemetery, which dates back two centuries. Today, Micanopy's Historic District encompasses 38 buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Indian Mound is on the local Historic District and the State Master Site File. The annual Micanopy Fall Festival (end of October) draws thousands of visitors, and its Fourth of July parade and fireworks often generate national news coverage for its tractor parade and all-American appeal.