Last updated: 8/4/2021
Tampa, Florida
Street Address
4800 US Hwy 301 North
Tampa, FL 33610
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 11766
Tampa, FL 33680
phone: 813-627-4345
fax: 813-740-3518
e-mail: cindy.horton@freshfromflorida.com
web: www.crackercountry.org
Hours
Cracker Country is open daily during the Florida State Fair in February, and is open throughout the year by appointment for education programs, tours and occasional public events.
Admissions
School Tours $7.00-8.00
Adults: $7
Seniors: $6
Military (with ID): $6
Children (6-11): $6
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Cindy Horton, Director of Museum Operations
Jennifer Wanecski, Museum Programs Manager
phone: 813-627-4225
Charles Zidar, Museum Maintenance Coordinator
Description

Cracker Country is a living history museum located on the Florida State Fairgrounds. Named after the cracking whips of Florida's pioneer cowmen, the museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of rural life in Florida in the late 19th century. Thirteen restored original structures built between 1885-1910 are set on 4 acres and furnished to represent home life, transportation and commerce as it was in many rural communities just before the turn of the 20th century.

Mission

Cracker Country is a living history museum located on the Florida State Fairgrounds. Named after the cracking whips of Florida's pioneer cowmen, the museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of rural life in Florida in the late 19th century. Thirteen restored original structures built between 1885-1910 are set on 4 acres and furnished to represent home life, transportation and commerce as it was in many rural communities just before the turn of the 20th century.

History

Cracker Country was established in 1978 by Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton, Jr.

Educational Programs

Cracker Country offers Rural Home Life School Programs and themed Home School Days for elementary schools and home educators throughout the school year. Visit www.crackercountry.org for more information.

Governance

The Florida State Fair Authority is governed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. It receives no public funding.

Services

Gift Shop

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