Barberville Pioneer Settlement

Barberville Pioneer Settlement

Barberville Pioneer Settlement
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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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340cruiser
St. Petersburg, FL522 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Great place to spend a couple of hours. The girl at the welcome center was very friendly. There are a couple of videos you can watch and they are informative. The grounds are well kept and interesting. There's also some animals to see there.
Written April 23, 2023
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Camille A. Kramer
7 contributions
May 2022
The Barberville Pioneer Settlement was a refreshing detour into the past. The self guided tour gave us insight into the Florida of over 100 years ago. The greeter at the office was very enthusiastic and gave us a wonderful overview of not only the settlement but also the work behind getting it established. Recommended.
Written May 29, 2022
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mcbswolf
Amelia Island, FL86 contributions
Nov 2021
This music festival occurs twice a year and is in its 45th year and held at the Pioneer Settlement which is worth a visit anytime. Great fun for the whole family!
Written November 12, 2021
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KMW-FL
Port Saint Lucie, FL621 contributions
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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KFS_386
Gainesville, FL529 contributions
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
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
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
Greenville, SC561 contributions
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, UK63 contributions
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
St. Augustine, FL505 contributions
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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