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7900 Old Kings Rd. N.
Palm Coast, FL 32137

386-446-7630

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



EXHIBITS
Caldwell Dairy Barn CALDWELL DAIRY BARN

This 5,000 square foot open air building is a reconstruction of Florida’s Governor Caldwell's 1940s dairy barn. You’ll find restrooms here. Plan a picnic here before or after your tour of the Museum.

The Strawn Citrus Complex

THE STRAWN CITRUS COMPLEX


This complex of five historic citrus farm buildings was moved to the Museum and has been restored
back to it's 1940's appearance.

The Mule Barn housed the mules that pulled the wagons and implements prior to the use of tractors.

Feed for the mules was stored in The Granary Barn.

The Bell Barn was the workshop for fixing the wagons and tools that were needed in the citrus groves.
The bell signalled the beginning and end of day for the grove workers.

The two small duplexes housed the citrus workers and their families. Learn what life was like for African American farm workers in the 1940's when you visit the workers’ homes.

WHIDDEN-CLARK HOMESTEAD

This original pioneer homestead was built in 1880, and has been fully restored to that period. Visitors will learn about daily life on a subsistence farm from experienced guides. They will participate through hands-on farm activities and will meet the animals that live there.
Clark Homestead

Heritage Livestock Breeds HERITAGE LIVESTOCK BREEDS

The Museum participates in a statewide heritage livestock preservation program for “cracker” cattle and horses – descendants from Spanish ancestors of the 1500s. Visitors meet the animals up close.

TRAXLER COMMISSARY

Visit an 1890’s store stocked with canned goods, tools, furniture, lamps and other items needed for daily life. Goods were bought for cash or traded using a barter system. Special items could be ordered from as far away as New York City. The commissary was the place to meet neighbors and exchange news and gossip. Pull up a chair and sit down to a game of checkers, a favorite pasttime from a simpler era.
TRAXLER COMMISSARY

Florida's Black Cowboy Exhibit BLACK COWBOYS EXHIBIT

This exhibit tells the story of Africans and African Americans and the cattle industry in Florida, from the herding traditions of their African roots to the complex world of ranching today.

JOHN HEWITT'S SAWMILL

Visit the archaeological site of a water-powered sawmill that operated from 1770 to 1813. Walk over the mill dam and see where the sawmill once stood that cut lumber for structures still in use today in St. Augustine. Slaves built the dam, the mill, tended the oxen and mules, cut and hauled the trees, and sawed them into boards. See the vestiges of The old King's Road that once connected colonial St. Augustine to the colony of Smyrna.
Hewitt's Sawmill