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“Interesting little Schoolhouse”

Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
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Eustis, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting little Schoolhouse”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

There are interesting things to see inside and outside of this little schoolhouse, it's amazing the way it's held up with chains, looks like the chimney is leaning. We thought it worth the small fee, The only thing we thought was out of place was the glittery Christmas decorations which detracted from the old time appearance of the exhibit. In the future they should not decorate at all, or find appropriate decorations that fit the time frame. All in all, I do recommend you stop in, it only takes a few minutes and it's cute.

Visited January 2014
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Rockledge, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Quick + Fun Thing To Do”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

You pay less than $5 to get into a tiny wooden schoolhouse so you have to go into it with that mentality. It's great to stop in for 15 minutes and go inside the schoolhouse. It provides a very interesting mini history lesson and you get a little diploma at the end!

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Interesting... But Leaves a Lot to Be Desired”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

The School House is unique and certainly old (it's held up on the outside by large chains) but the antiquated presentation inside would be better suited for a living docent than outdated animatronic figures. Also, maybe a video presentation of the interviews of those who attended the school house would be helpful.

For the cost of entry this did not seem like a worthwhile place to visit, but my 8-year-old insisted as her teacher had told her to go.

If you spend 30 minutes there that would be a very long time I am guessing.

Visited November 2013
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St. Augustine, Florida
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not much to see”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

The schoolhouse is educational for children, but it is very small and you will get through the whole exhibit in 15 minutes. There just isn't very much to see there. There is a tiny classroom, tiny kitchen, courtyard/garden and outhouse. Kids like to ring the bell. You need to push a button in the classroom to start the two mannequins, which deliver a prerecorded presentation. The museum is free for local residents, but probably not worth the price for most tourists.

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Abilene, Texas
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Interesting old building”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We just viewed the schoolhouse and grounds from the outside as there was an admission charge and we are a large family, but it was still very interesting to look at this old structure. This entire area of Old St Augustine is very commercialized with charges bordering on those of a theme park.

Visited May 2013
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