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Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this park demonstrates the evolution of Florida farming from the 1850s to the mid-1940s-through three generations of the Dudley family. An authentic working farm, the homestead consists of 18 buildings, including the family farmhouse with original furnishings, an 1880s kitchen outbuilding, a general store and post office, and a functional cane syrup complex. Park staff in period clothing perform daily chores, raise crops and tend to livestock. The farm features seasonal cane grindings, corn shuckings and heritage varieties of livestock and plants. Deer, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises and bluebirds are still seen in the fields. The park has a visitor center, picnic area and nature trail. The park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. Self-guided tours of the farmstead are available Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Farmstead is closed for “shutting down operations” after 4:00 p.m., daily.

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • Gift Shop, Parking, Picnic Area
  • Average Visit Time:
  • Half day,
  • Disabled Traveler Information:
  • ADA Compliant, Beach Wheelchair, Handicapped Parking

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