Living History Farm at Morningside Nature Center
Discover the past through your cell phone. Travel back in time when you dial your cell phone and take a tour of Florida cracker family living in the mid to late 1800s to life again. Hear about the old fashioned builidngs including the Half Moon Schoolhouse and Smoke House. Plus learn abour sugar cane fields and how sugar cane is made into cane syrup.
On Living History days (Saturdays, September to May) farm visitors can observe daily life in 1870 as costumed staff interpret bygone days through chores and activities.
The Living History Farm is located at Morningside Nature Center, Gainesville’s premier nature park. Morningside Nature Center, is one of the last remaining examples of fire-dependent longleaf pine woodlands in the area. More than six miles of trails wind through sandhill, flatwoods, cypress domes, and areas where native vegetation is being restored. Morningside boasts a spectacular wildflower display and opportunity to see a diverse array of wildlife.
Directions and Contact Information:
Tour Contact Information:
3540 E University Avenue, Gainesville, FL
Phone: 352. 334.2170
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9am — 4:30pm. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.