Barberville Pioneer Settlement

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Barberville Pioneer Settlement

Barberville Pioneer Settlement
4.5
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
We offer self-guided tours, guided tours, field trips, and special events. We have 18 historical structures and thousands of historical artifacts depicting life in the late 1880s and early 1900s. The Barberville Central High School was built in 1919 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also in its original location is the Historic Joseph Underhill House - circa 1879 and the area's first and oldest brick residence which is undergoing historic preservation. Our church, log cabin, country store, turpentine still, bridge tender's house, quarters house, and railroad depot were moved to the property during the 1980s. We are a registered non-profit organization established in 1976. Our Mission is to educate and entrust the public and future generations with knowledge of the pioneer lifestyle through hands-on experience, folklife demonstrations, preservation, and historical exhibits.
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2-3 hours
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KMW-FL
Port Saint Lucie, FL537 contributions
Pioneers had it rough!!
Sep 2021
We took a couple of hours to stop in this quaint little primitive village for an awesome walk about. It has about 18-20 buildings, lots of history, and a small gift shop. We had a self guided tour which was pretty neat (we were the only guests at the time). The gentleman that checked us in, gave us a brief overview of the village as well as a booklet that helped our walk through to be thorough and on point. We visited each of the buildings, some we were allowed to enter, others were roped off due to the pandemic; however, we were still able to 'see' into them all except the caboose. There were peacocks, chickens, donkey, goats and lots of things to see. Don't miss the peacock 'tail' on the woodshop building and take a picture with you as the centerpiece!!! Fun. The 1919 high school is in the center of the village and was neat to walk through and read about it. Don't miss this 'gem' while in the DeLand area. Small entry fee, but worth the time and money if you're into history of the areas you visit.
Written September 13, 2021
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Gaslamp9
Gainesville, FL447 contributions
Step Into the Past
Sep 2020
This is always an interesting attraction, and we see new things every time we visit. This visit was of course amidst the pandemic, so some of the buildings were roped off. However, everything was viewable. We felt they did a great job at keeping the experience as close to "normal" as possible, given current circumstances.

As an added treat, there were several groups that were playing live music during our visit! That was a nice bonus.

You can also purchase special and unique items in the gift shop, (such as quills straight from the on-site peacocks) which make novel souvenirs. We're already looking forward to our next visit.
Written September 20, 2020
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PMFAULKNER
Sanford, FL31 contributions
Well Worth Seeing
Aug 2020 • Family
I’m a textile aficionado and their loom room was the best I’ve seen. Beautiful craftsmanship and fascinating artifacts. The guide was very knowledgeable without being intrusive and helped us learn about the equipment. She also demonstrated candle making and my granddaughter got to dip candles. The grounds are filled with lots of interesting buildings and equipment from sugar cane syrup making to woodwork to a blacksmith shop. And a model railway with a genuine railroad car parked outside. There were peacocks, hens, ducks and doves to see and a couple of cats came out to say hello. A very enjoyable couple of hours, excellent prices including handmade items at the gift shop.
Written August 15, 2020
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Levi I
3 contributions
A Gem that should not be missed
Mar 2020 • Family
This educational experience was truly amazing! Great local history, engaged staff and volunteers. Both my tween and little enjoyed it. This is a small museum and requires some walking. I would recommend it to anyone visiting! Families, grandparents and their grandchildren or just someone looking to spend a couple of hours and learn some local history. the best $20 I spent on my trip!
Written March 3, 2020
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Thank you for the great review and the visit!
Written March 4, 2020
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Mike B
DeLand, FL431 contributions
Great way to spend a couple of hours on a nice day
Feb 2020
It was a gorgeous day here (Feb 9, 2020) - about 74 degrees and sunny, so the wife and I wanted to do ANYthing outside. We've lived in Volusia County for almost 40 years and have never visited this place, incredibly. It's fascinating - they have a bunch of old buildings that were saved and moved here rather than destroyed, and a ton of antique tools and farm equipment. The schoolhouse is amazing. My only suggestion would be to label more of the items, especially the farm tools. We had no idea what most of them were used for. Check their events calendar too - there's a ton of stuff going on here, mostly during the week.
Written February 10, 2020
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Brian_Lesley01
Exmouth, UK61 contributions
Great Venue
Feb 2020 • Couples
Spent a great couple of hours at this very interesting historic open air museum. We did a self guided tour as we were supplied with a map with details of each of the buildings. Way round we spoke to some of the volunteers who were very friendly and informative. There is no refreshments available on weekdays.
Written February 7, 2020
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Nicky Meredith
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL489 contributions
Bygone days flashback
Jul 2019 • Friends
We had such an interesting stroll around the well maintained facilities. It was like stepping back in time, and was a really different way to spend the afternoon. It definitely makes you realize how much easier things are today, in regards to technology and other advances that we take for granted.
Written November 28, 2019
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Amanda B
2 contributions
Great collection of historic fiber arts equipment!
Oct 2019
The museum is housed in a large wooden schoolhouse from the turn of the century. They have many large looms, spinning wheels, and take the guest through the initial harvesting of the fiber through cleaning, prepping, spinning, and finally weaving. Groups take turns using the shuttle to weave a rug. It's great, and the museum is minutes away from De Leon Springs and the famous "Grist Mill" where you make your own pancakes on griddles in the tabletop. Such a great field trip today. Thanks, Barberville!
Written November 17, 2019
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simplyjoseph
Trenton, FL110 contributions
Fond Memories
Jul 2019 • Couples
A must visit. Actual old time settlement. Huge number of antique items. The school house was amazing.
Written September 2, 2019
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Joesef D
4 contributions
Lots of cool old stuff
Jul 2019 • Family
It was a great day. It has a lot of old American exhibits. Neat old tools etc. Highly recommend Kids see this and learn about the old days!
Written July 11, 2019
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