You can put away the Delorian, there's a village tucked away in the middle of central Florida that is actually still set up like life in the 1800s. Barberville Pioneer Settlement has the most charming villages you could ever imagine.
If you would like to learn more about Florida's history, this place is worth the road trip. Barberville Pioneer Settlement is dedicated to educating the public about the first pioneers in Florida.
This place offers different field trips opportunities such as "Spend a Day the Pioneer Way" where you can experience many of the skills needed to survive in Pioneer Florida. You can learn things like candle making, weaving, spinning, blacksmithing, woodworking, butter making, and it also includes a visit to the farm.
Barberville also offers different events for families such as the upcoming Strawberry Festival. The settlement hosts reenactments with unique demonstrations at specific times during the year. No matter what time of the year you visit, this place is unique in its own.
Every first Saturday of the month the settlement hosts free music lessons and a Folk jam session. The admission to the session costs $8.
In addition to these activities, the settlement offers blacksmithing coal classes where you will learn how to make your own steel. The classes cost $75 and it includes fire safety and management, hammer control and how not to hurt yourself, how to use the anvil, and other skills. You can register by calling 386-749-2959.
This settlement not only preserves the arts from the past but it also gives an opportunity for guests to explore the different buildings such as Print Shop, Wheelwright Shop/Carriage House, Woodwright Shop, Blacksmith Shop, and the Timucuan-Myacca and Seminole Villages.
The Fall Country Jamboree is the largest event of the year which features folk music, a juried arts, and crafts show, corn boil, sugarcane boil, living history demonstrations and much more.
Barberville Pioneer Settlement is located at 1776 Lightfoot Lane Barberville, Florida 32105