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“Back in the day...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pinellas County Heritage Village

Pinellas County Heritage Village
11909 125th Street N., Largo, FL 33774
727-582-2123
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Largo
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Owner description: An open-air historical village and museum with structures dating back to the mid-late 19th century.
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“Back in the day...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

It was an interesting way to see the laid back life back in the day of early Florida. Relaxed and something you can see as quickly or as slow as you would like.

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Largo, Florida
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“I HAVE TO AGREE, IT A FIVE STAR BARGAIN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Nothing is free, they say. But this place is a plethora of free information for those who are interested in the old Florida. It might be a good idea to let the kids see what it was like when the iPod, iPad, texting, and on line gaming didn't exist and they had to work to sustain life a lot more tougher than they have it today.

It is located mid-Pinellas county in Largo, a friendly town and the facility is staffed by volunteers including a neighbor of mine who occasionally plays the Dulcimer there which is a musical instrument played in that era.

The buildings consist of an old country store, church, school and homes, all rescued from parts of Florida and they are authentic. Trade skills of the day are represented by a farming, blacksmithing, weaving, and real sugar cane compressed in a sugar press into syrup, rope making the old "bit" way, and other key trades that the village really gives you the sense of what it was like in the old days.

Well worth time to see this treasure in Largo, where I happen to live. Also there are Botanical Gardens next door.

Visited December 2011
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Chicago area, Illinois
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“Great attraction for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Very interesting & lots of information. The hosts did a great job & really explained how things were years ago. Makes you appreciate how nice it is to live in our era. We ran out of time and was not able to check all the attractions.

Visited October 2011
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“A Visual History of a bygone era”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

The other reviews have described well the nature of this exhibit. Including:
It is free.
Easy parking.
Next to a beautiful FREE Botanical Garden.

A pleasant way to learn about the history of the area thru well written plaques in a cleverly laid out small town. The timeframe varies on each of the structures, but it helps paint the portrait of an emerging Florida lifestyle. From a wonderful story describing the evolution of a town park complete with the history of it's bandstand to houses to town store to barber shop to ...

The paths are uneven, natural paths. And, by virtue of the age of the buildings they are NOT always ADA friendly.

A very enjoyable afternoon with bit of education thrown in too!

Visited October 2011
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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“Wonderfully Florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

My husband and I visited Heritage Village after passing it in Largo many times since we moved to Florida 6 years ago. I am so happy that we finally stopped. This village is set in the lush natural greenery of Florida and is full of exhibits from old time Florida. There is an old country store, church, school and many historic homes, all authentic. You can see a real blacksmith, palm frond weaving, real sugar cane being made into syrup, rope making, and many other demonstrations depicting life as it once was in Florida. Walking throught the village really gives you the sense of living in another age. It was so interesting and fun. This is not to be missed when in Largo. And is sure to entertain all ages. AND.....the Florida Botanical Gardens are right next door. Also wonderful.

Visited August 2011
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