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“Heitage Park” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pinellas County Heritage Village

Pinellas County Heritage Village
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Largo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An open-air historical village and museum with structures dating back to the mid-late 19th century.
Buffalo, New York
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31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Heitage Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Fabulous place, lots of fairs, very historic, beautiful area, loved all of it, would recommend it to everyone.

Visited February 2013
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Upstate New York
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great spot to visit and get a sense of "old" Florida”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

This is a Pinellas County Park adjacent to the Botanical Garden. It is free of charge and open most days. There is a reception center with a small museum and rest rooms. They have a collection of buildings that have been moved to the site. Some are open for a self-guided tour, like the log cabin, school house, church, small house from Tarpon Springs, and my favorite, the train station that was moved there from Sulphur Springs. They are furnished appropriately to the period and have nice signs in front of each one with the history of the building and the family who built it. There are two larger houses, one of which was moved from Clearwater in one piece on a barge.Volunteers explain the buildings in context, the general store is a nice experience. Spots for picnic lunches and photography. Small gift shop in the beach cottage has nice postcards, local history material, and a constantly changing stock of classy older collectables that are donated for them to sell. It is a place for kids to be able to walk about and learn something.

Visited March 2013
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Largo, FL
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94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A slice of Florida culture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We enjoy the variety of buildings from various settings and lifestyles across history in the state of Florida. Great demonstrations that vary from day to day. Our favorite is buying Coca Cola in glass bottles in the general store! Very nicely preserved. Would highly recommend their Heritage Festival with a lot of re-enactments.

Visited November 2012
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Farm Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We went during one of their farm days and had a blast. My son made homemade ice cream, helped weave a rug and ran around the old train station. He also played on the farm by tilling the land, pumping water and watering the garden. It was a fun day.

Visited October 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Must go! Best freebie in the area!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

I make it a point to bring out of town guests to this wonderful free destination.

Old buildings saved from destruction and transported to this shaded, landscaped area for us to enjoy. You can visit actual homes, a general store, a schoolhouse and an old church all in one location.

A lot of history, some education, a taste of the past preserved by volunteers hard work.
It is fascinating to enter these old buildings and get a taste of what life was like years ago.

Please make sure to go. If you enjoy your visit... Make a donation to help with operating costs and maintaining the beautiful grounds.

Don't pass up the opportunity to buy a cold Coke in a glass bottle from the grocer's store. Make sure that your kids get the chance to ring the school bell. Visit the cute little gift shop. Good times!

Love this place:)

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