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Dudley Farm Historic State Park

 
18730 W. Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669
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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.

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Tours of historic homes provide a look at the struggles and successes of past generations. Visit a working century farm and the homestead of a famous author. Gainesville features many places for lodging and restaurants.   DAY ONE: Dudley Farm Historic State Park is an authentic working farm demonstrating the evolution of Florida farming from the 1850s to the mid- 1940s. The homestead consists of 18 buildings, including an 1880s kitchen outbuilding, a general store and a functional cane syrup complex complete with park staff completing daily chores. This park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday - Sunday (it is closed Monday and Tuesday).   DAY TWO: Walk back in time to the 1930;s where Pulitzer-prize winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived, worked and wrote her novel, the Yearling. Designated a National Historic Landmark, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, has been restored and preserved with picnic facilities and playgrounds are nearby. Tours are available October - July, Thursday-Sunday.   BONUS TIP: Go to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Micanopy for camping overnight. Explore the Visitor Center's exhibits and audio-visual program on the great Alachua Savanna and climb the observation tower for a look at the prairie.
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Korina D.
Nov. 6, 2015
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Wow!!! We've taken tours at several state parks but, this one by far is worth taking.The park is beautiful and the staff is informative & helpful. We...
Mike W.
Oct. 10, 2010
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The Dudley Farm is unique within the Florida State Park system as it provides an example of what a working 1880s farm would have been like complete with...
Rachel G.
July 25, 2015
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I have been here at least 3x or maybe just twice but it feels like more bc I re-look at my pictures all the time and always want to go back. I love when the...
 
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