Florida Agricultural Museum
Located just 25 minutes from downtown St. Augustine in Palm Coast Florida you will find the Florida Agriculture Museum, a 400-acre pioneer homestead with farm animals, historic barns, and equestrian trails.
This museum includes a restored 1890s pioneer homestead, an early 20th-century dry goods store, 5 restored buildings a 1930s Great Depression-era citrus operation, and a 5,000 square foot dairy barn. Talk about a lot to see and do! The museum was first established in 1983 by a group of agriculturists and historians who wanted to 'help preserve this important part of Florida heritage'. It did not, however, move to this current location until 1997.
During your visit, you can participate in a public walk-in tour, an educational field trip tour, or simply explore on your own. There are specific tour programs that last about 40 - 55 minutes each, with the following options:
- Timucua Indian Program - Pre-European Florida 1565
- Spanish Colonial / Fort Mose Program - Spanish Settlement 1565—1763
- Florida Cracker Pioneer Program - Pioneer Era 1821—1900’s
- Dirt Detectives Archaeological Program
- Ship & Sailors Program - Estimated time 1670 - Fort started in 1672
- Pioneer Homestead Program - Circa 1780
Learn about the conservation efforts made for Florida heritage livestock such as Florida Cracker cattle, horses, and sheep, then see some of the animals for yourself. If you have extra time be aware that the museum offers horseback trail riding and lessons.
*NOTE* In 2019 the Old Florida Museum moved to this location as well, providing all the more reason your group should stop at this educational and entertaining attraction!