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There 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.

Audubon 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

Bulow 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.

Crystal 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

Dade 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.

Fort 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.

Grant Historical House
5795 U.S. Highway 1, Grant 32949. Tel:321-723-8543
1916 "Catalog" house; Tours, antiques, household furnishings.

Gonzalez-Alvarez House
Known to generations of tourists and locals as "The Oldest House," is one of the country's most-studied and best-documented old houses.

Historic Downtown Titusville
Tel: 321-269-7363
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.

Harry 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.

Historic Stranahan House
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.

Indian Key State Historic Site

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings State Historic Site

Natural Bridge Battlefield State Historic Site

The 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.

Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site

Orange 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 through time.

Porcher House
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.

Paynes Creek State Historic Site

The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is located behind Sam Atkins Park
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.

San Marcos de Apalache State Historic Site

Sample-McDougald House
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 its preservation.

Timucuan 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.

Valiant Air Command
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

Veterans Memorial Park
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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