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“A look at old Florida”

Florida Agricultural Museum
Ranked #7 of 37 things to do in Palm Coast
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Owner description: Fun on the farm, that describes the Florida Agricultural Museum. Visit our 1890 Florida Cracker home complete with rare heritage livestock (Cracker Cows, Cracker Horses and the Florida piney woods rooter hog). Chickens, ducks and a tame turkey greet our visitors before they depart on a tractor ride tour of the museum's historic farm buildings. Guided horseback riding is available by reservation. Horseback ride along beautiful trails over our 400 acre property or ride your horse over Interstate 95 on the "horses only" bridge to an adjoining 3000 acres of riding trails. Camping with or without your horse is available. You can also visit the Hewitt's Sawmill Archaeological Site located on a heavily treed 3/4 mile hiking trail. Discover the site of a water powered sawmill that operated from 1770 to 1813. We also rent Governor Caldwell's 5000 square foot diary barn for parties and wedding receptions. You can even get married lake side under a canopy trees. Everything at our museum is real. Not a plastic rock in the place. Come visit us and you will learn some Florida history and you might even carry home a free souvenir on your shoe. Your tour will last at lease an hour but the memories will last forever.
Palm Coast, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A look at old Florida”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

A wonderful, laid back way to see how Florida used to be before interstate highways, high rise condos, etc. Great for the whole family--especially the kids. Lots of hands on opportunities.

Visited March 2014
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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“Animals and old living--great spot”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

We've been members for several years (we live in Daytona Beach area) and took some New York City folk for a visit in early January. They were charmed: loved the tame "wild boar" SweetPea and seeing a horse undergoing dental work! Volunteer guide Lisa gave us an extended tour (wagon pulled by tractor) of the old general store, the black Florida-cowboy and saddle exhibit, and of course all the barns and houses. Most interesting was the old homestead, which is meticulously restored and furnished, so one gets a great idea of how life was lived by a large family 150 years ago (almost unchanged thru the 1940s). This is an outdoorsy place, of course: go when the weather is good. Lots of horses, also donkey, mule, hens and roosters and eggs, etc etc. Museum (it's a farm) also sponsors special events at times, check their website.

Visited January 2014
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Palm Coast, Florida
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146 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great old Florida - Don't miss”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is true old Florida along with cracker cattle, old houses, general store and a barn. They rent the barn out for weddings and parties. A little off the beaten path but worth the trip.

Visited June 2013
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Metamora, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
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“Totally Unique Attraction”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This was an unexpected site for us to visit. when we arrived in mid afternoon we were the only people there, so 'Robert' took us around a portion of the large property. About half way thru the tour he got a call that there were some more people wanting to take the tour, so he expanded our trip for the second part.

The Museum depicts the Florida CRACKER era of Florida. Including a homestead and also a part of a Florida town from the time period.

Roberts explanation and some of the other details were very interesting and informative.

Visited November 2013
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Port Orange
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Halloween haunted trail was a waste of money”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

I took my family to this haunted trails and it was awful. Extremely long lines and hardly anything for my kids to do. We spent 45 mins to get there and waited 30 mins to buy tickets. I spent $58 to get in and we left in 15 mins. It would have been sooner but it took that long to realize there was no way we were getting a hayride or get into the haunted house. I even tried to buy a pretzel for my kid from the ONLY food vendor and they were all out. Very cheesy and very very crowded. I wonder if fire marshal approves of that many people there. When I left I told the people selling tickets that what they were doing is stealing. There was no way that anyone was getting their money worth. Simply criminal to take peoples hard earned money for that and they didn't even offer to refund my money when they saw how quick my family walked out. I guess that's how it is these days. People have no morals anymore, it's quite sad.

Visited October 2013
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Bruce P, Manager at Florida Agricultural Museum, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
I am sorry that you were unhappy with the Haunted Trails experience. We had over 2000 happy guests visit with us during the event. The lines were long but that was due to the popularity of the Haunted Trail and the Haunted Barn experiences. We tried to move people though as quickly as possible but we did not want to diminish the experience for anyone and it just took time to do everything. I hope you took advantage of the magic show, all the games in the barn for children and the other displays and activities, like out story tellers. . Thank you for the feedback. We will improve this event in the future.
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