are many historic sites in Florida. Old houses and settlements
located in Florida making a great day out and giving you an insight
to the wonderful history of Florida.
House & Gardens
Due for demolition in 1958, the house was saved by the Mitchell
Wolfson Family Foundation. Antique enthusiasts will appreciate
the unique quality of the furnishings purchased for the Audubon
House at estate sales and auctions in Europe
Plantation Ruins State Historic Site
P.O. Box 655 Bunnel, Florida 32010. Tel:386-517-2084
The coquina walls and chimneys of the sugar mill remain standing
as a monument to the rise and fall of the sugar plantations
of East Florida. Bulow Creek is recognized as a State Canoe
Trail. A nature trail passes through a stand of "catfaced" pines
that were worked for turpentine prior to World War II. The Interpretive
Center has original artifacts and exhibits on Bulow Plantation,
picnicing, hiking etc also available. The nature trail to the
sugar mill is a must, it passes through pines that were used
for turpentine prior to World War II. The Sugar Mill Ruins are
listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
River State Archaeological Site
3400 N. Museum Point, Crystal River, FL 344287724. Tel:352-795-3817
Considered to be one of the longest, continually occupied sites
in Florida, this six-mound complex is believed to have been
started around 200 B.C. by the Indians. A unique feature of
the site are the stelae. They are two carved stones pointing
from opposite sides to the burial mound
Battlefield State Historic Site
7200 CR 603 South Battlefield Drive Bushnell, FL 33513. Tel:352-793-4781.
The park consists of the historic battlefield, beautiful visitors
center and museum located on 50 acres of pinelands which contains
graceful large live oak trees, magnolias, gopher tortoises,
woodpeckers, songbirds and many other species of wildlife.
Zachary Taylor State Historic Site
Key West, FL 33041
A perfect example of the wealth of history Florida has to offer.
The park, which now covers a total of 87 acres, is a National
Landmark that played a significant role in Florida's early development.
5795 U.S. Highway 1, Grant 32949. Tel:321-723-8543
1916 "Catalog" house; Tours, antiques, household furnishings.
Known to generations of tourists and locals as "The Oldest House,"
is one of the country's most-studied and best-documented old
Olde downtown Titusville's Main Street is a National Historic
District and a Main Street City. Much of the original downtown
has been preserved. Ask for the River Center Association walking
and driving tour map.
T. Moore Homesite
Freedom Avenue off Parker Street in Mims. Tel:321-264-5105
A memorial to Harry and Harriette Moore. They were the first
(1951) active civil rights workers murdered in the modern black
civil rights movement.
Experience a time when the Seminole Indians made friends with
a young Ohioan who came to the frontier settlement (Fort Lauderdale).
Imagine the young Frank Stranahan winning the hand of Ivy Cromartie
and building her a home so charming and enduring it serves today
as a unique museum.
Key State Historic Site
Kinnan Rawlings State Historic Site
Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site
Old School House
Located near the City Gates, St. Augustine. Florida
Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in the United States - a surviving expression
of another time. Built over 200 years ago, while Florida was under
the rule of Imperial Spain.
Battlefield State Historic Site
County Regional History Center
65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32801
The Orlando area is famous for its attractions. Uncover the rich
heritage of Central Florida -- it's full of surprises! The new,
downtown Orange County Regional History Center will inspire visitors
of all ages. It's not just a museum, but a multi-sensory journey
434 Delannoy Avenue, Cocoa 32922. Tel: 321-639-3500
20th Century Greek Revival architecture done in Coquina Rock.
Built in 1916 as a private home. Private functions, weddings,
parties. National Register of Historic Homes.
Creek State Historic Site
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is located behind Sam Atkins
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of rural
Florida. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement offers guests the opportunity
to see Florida life as it was around the turn of the century.
Marcos de Apalache State Historic Site
One of South Florida's most historic structures, dating from the
pioneer era of northern Broward County. The house was built on
Dixie Highway, but was recently moved to its current site to insure
Ecological and Historic Preserve
Located in Jacksonville, FL
This park was established to protect one of the last unspoiled
coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast and to preserve historic
and prehistoric sites within the area.
6600 Tico Road, Titusville, FL 32780. Tel:321-268-1941.
The Valiant Air Command has grown to an organization known throughout
the world for its excellence in the promotion of arial demonstrations,
using historic military aircraft. The V.A.C. has attracted thousands
of people to join in its efforts, to help restore and preserve
the aircraft that played such a significant role in the history
of the United States
Broad Street on the Indian River.
Titusville's beautiful memorial to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine,
Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine veterans.
The Karpeles Manuscript Library
The world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts
& documents. The archives include
"The original draft of the Bill of Rights of the United States",
The original manuscript of "The Wedding March",
Einstein's description of his "Theory of Relativity"
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