Pioneer Florida Museum & Village

In 1961, a prominent citizen of San Antonio, Florida, offered a variety of old farm equipment to the Pasco County Fair Association. The Association accepted 37 vehicles and tools of yesteryear. This gift provided the incentive for forming the Pioneer Florida Museum Association with 87 Charter Members.

The main Museum is housed in a 50' by 100' steel building, which features a wide rustic front porch, an addition of a medical room. Also on the grounds stands the restored Overstreet House, a one-room school house from Lacoochee, a church from Enterprise, the Trilby depot, and a train engine. Moving and restoration was completely paid for by private contributors.

The 16 beautiful wooded acres were a gift from a Museum Association Charter Member. The Association has established a Museum that recalls the basic, simple values of our forebears, asserts the dignity of labor, and emphasizes the value of craftsmanship.

On display are tools of the Florida Pioneer Man, showing how he built his house, made his furniture, plowed his fields, harvested his crops, and did his leather-work and blacksmithing. Also the Trilby Depot, the Lacoochee one room schoolhouse, is a 100 year old building. Methodist Church from Enterprise and the two-story 1864 restored Overstreet House.

In the Overstreet House and kitchen addition, furnishings on display reflect the Florida Pioneer Woman's everyday experiences - churning butter, cooking on a wood-burning stove, spinning, weaving, battling and boiling the family wash and doing her household tasks with simple primitive equipment.

The Pioneer Florida Museum hopes to show that the men and women who were here before us, struggled, "Made Do", and sometimes won and sometimes lost their battles with nature. In essence, they were people much like us.

Visit our website www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org for more information and a list of all of our Events and Dye Classes.

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Located

Pioneer Museum & Village

15602 Pioneer Museum Road | Dade City, FL 33525

Located 1 mile NORTH of Dade City – Look for Florida Pioneer Signs just north of the Dade City Water Tower

Call 352-567-0262

Hours

Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Closed Monday and Major Holidays (New Year's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving & Christmas)

Visit our website www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org for more information and a list of our Events and Dye Classes. Visit our Facebook page, please like and follow us.

General Admission:

Seniors - $8.00
Adult - $10.00
*Students $5.00
Children 5 and under - Free!

*includes College Students with valid school ID
Active Duty Military with ID (with immediate family) - no charge
(Special events and festival admission prices may vary)

School Fiels Trips & Guided Tours 

No dogs, please. Servide animals only.

Prices effective January 1, 2018

The Pioneer Florida Museum Gift Shop is open Tuesday thru Saturday during regular museum hours.

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Join us at one of our Special Events, like Pioneer Days, Scarecrow Festival or be a part of our Dye Classes. Click Here for a complete list and more information.


Birthday Parties

Give your child a one-of-a-kind, fun birthday party at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village! They will have a great time during their private educational tour of an area of the museum - making cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

For more information about what is inclueded and how to book your party click on one of the pictures below.

 

 
Don't Miss Visiting Our History Center
 
The History Center (aka the Cassie Page Dowling and Carolyn Dowling Falls Memorial History Center) is named in memory of two local ladies that knew and interviewed many of our founding fathers in Pasco County.

We have old courthouse record books from the late 1800s until about 1940. We don't call ourselves genealogists but do have many County Commission Minutes, marriage licenses, wills, soldier discharge, incorporations, marks and brands, etc.

We have lots of information in files and photos on early places, people, railroads, maps, cemeteries, churches, post offices, businesses, etc.

Come see what you can find!

We are open: Wednesday & Friday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., some Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and open during most special events.

Stop in or call ahead, History Center line only 352-567-0328.