Dudley Farm State Park
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this park demonstrates the evolution of Florida farming from the 1850s to the mid-1940s-through three generations of the Dudley family. Hear about an authentic working farm, the homestead consists of eighteen buildings, including the family farmhouse with original furnishings, an 1880s kitchen outbuilding, a general store and post office, and a functional cane syrup complex. When you visit staff dress in period clothing perform daily chores, raising crops, and tending to livestock. The farm features seasonal cane grindings, corn shuckings, and heritage varieties of livestock and plants. Deer, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises, and bluebirds are still seen in the fields.
The park has a visitor center, picnic area, and nature trail. Self-guided tours are also available Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission Fee: $5.00 per vehicle. Please use the honor box to pay fees. Correct change is required. Limit 8 people per vehicle.
Directions and Contact Information:
Located seven miles west of I-75 on State Road 26 between Newberry and Gainesville.
18730 W. Newberry Rd. Newberry, Florida 32669 Phone: 352-472-1142