Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

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Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site
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We invite you to explore Historic Arcadia and experience the rich heritage of northwest Florida's milling industry and community. Historic Arcadia encompasses 42 acres spanning two different properties located within the footprint of the original Spanish land grant. Now open is the Arcadia Mill Homestead. The restored Simpson House is a 1,430 sq. ft. historic house museum highlighting life at Arcadia Farms during the Great Depression. The multi-sensory exhibit features a mixture of staged, historic furniture and interactive exhibits.
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Diane S
Gulf Breeze, FL255 contributions
Family
I stepped back in time to antebellum days when I visited Arcadia Mills, Florida’s industrial complex built more than a hundred and fifty years ago. Now Arcadia Mills is a boardwalk nature trail crossing a wooded archaeological site where once stood two saw mills, a grist mill, an ironstone quarry, a shingle and bucket factory and a textile mill. You can cross a swing bridge over the fast-moving creek that once transported the produced goods via canal, river and later rail. Once across you can stand on the remains of the dam and imagine what it must have been like before the Civil War. Back across and along the boardwalk, ironstone foundations are visible were buildings once stood. For nature lovers, native tree species are clearly identified. Tour guides were already out with other groups on our visit, so the director inside the visitors’ center spent a generous amount of time explaining the history and displays and telling us what to look for on our walk. The visitors’ center is a must-see to appreciate the history of the place. Wear walking shoes, not sandals, and bring bug repellant. Arcadia Mills is free and a joy for history buffs and nature lovers.
Written July 12, 2013
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Len T
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
In an area devoid of almost anything to see or do, the Arcadia Mill is a great place for a quick stroll through the woods, over streams and even across a fun swinging bridge. Spend an hour or so in a peaceful setting while learning about the logging industry in 19th century Florida. Not much to see, but a relaxing spot and the less improved trail is quite an adventure for young kids.
Written December 28, 2012
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retiredJB
Pensacola, FL1,521 contributions
Friends
Since we were a big group, we arranged ahead of time for a guided tour. Going on your own, this is not necessary.There are signs on the boardwalk that explain various sites of importance. Spring is a great time to visit because it is less buggy and many plants are in bloom. Suggest taking your own refillable water bottle. It is a long boardwalk. Also suggest staying on the boardwalk, even though the dirt paths seem to be looping. The dirt paths have tree roots crossing them, so watch your footing. We did see three cottonmouth snakes, but they stay down in the swampy area. They don't come on the boardwalk.
The boardwalk is designed with the safety of children in mind as well.
The Museum is very nice. Well thought out. Has nice restroom facility and water fountains. The boardwalk and museum are free. They do have a small gift shop with t-shirts, hats, etc.
The guide was very knowledgeable about the site and was such a nice person. She obviously loved what she was doing.
Written April 14, 2018
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edge8400
Valrico, FL419 contributions
Family
We enjoyed strolling the trails and walking through the visitor center looking at their memorabilia. The site is located just off Hwy 90 west of Milton as you drive toward Pea Ridge. Depending on the time of day you will want to bring along some Deet as the bugs can get annoying.
Written August 6, 2014
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cdhcch
Cedar Rapids, IA595 contributions
A good walk in the woods. The descriptions are good for youth to let them learn history and trees. The displaces and videos in the visitor center where excellent for views into the past.
Written February 3, 2020
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Radrev
Winter Park, FL489 contributions
Friends
On a cold day in Pensacola, we decided to gather the kids and go for an outdoor adventure. This place was a perfect fit for that. We had boardwalks and woodsy trails to walk and hike around in the woods. We got to see ruins of an old mill. We were able to take in the fresh air and escape the city. Great memories made here. We will be back.
Written January 11, 2018
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Escape592505
Pace, FL51 contributions
Family
This is a nice walk . New boardwalk. Lots of flowers and wildlife. Quiet not very crowded at all. Neat for everyone of all ages
Written November 8, 2017
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ufg8r85
Stuart, FL42 contributions
Family
Saw the Mill on Tripadvisor and decided to go. Nice interpretive center, and we were offered a personal tour. We've entrain the tour and learned so much. Well worth the 2 hours or do we spent there.
Written October 2, 2016
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Daniel F
Milton, FL63 contributions
Friends
I've only visited once but it was a pleasant experience. The trails were well maintained and marked and also very scenic.
Written September 14, 2016
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Aeeo73
Pensacola, FL254 contributions
Couples
So, I am a local and had trouble locating this place. The sign is a small brown historical sign along HWY 90 right before the street leading to it. The location is hidden and after driving through a small residential area, we finally found it. Parking was confusing as it is just at the end of a dead end, and we had no intentions of going to the Museum on site (I believe there is limited parking there.) The walk is just a short hike into the woods on mostly elevated walkways and trails. Very short hike and interesting information. (I would like to see more restorative displays. The drawings, were great but I thing they do no justice to the scale of the site.) On our way back we stopped in at the Museum and again faced with information over load on the site... Very Interesting and if you have an hour or two, that is all you need.
Written July 17, 2015
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