14 schools will be visiting Cracker Country today, ready to be immersed in the sights, textures, sounds, tastes, and smells of the past.
Each group is led by a museum docent dressed in 1890s period clothing. Tours stop in the Blacksmith Shop, where they watch a blacksmith at work, learn about his trade, and help him with a few projects. At the Carlton House, students learn about the history of the Carlton family and then churn and taste their own butter! Candle-making, rope-making, and laundry are also part of the days lesson plan, along with several other activities.
2010-2011 School Tours General Information
Cost: $6 per student. One adult is admitted free with every 10 students; additional adults are $6 each.
Minimum: The minimum number of people for this program is 10 paid guests (or $60). If your group has less than 10 people, you can still participate; however, your cost for the tour is $60.
Length: The tour is 2.5 hours, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Dates Offered: Spring Tours are offered Tuesday—Friday, March 8—May 6
If you have any further questions, please contact Jennifer Becker, Program Supervisor, at 813-627-4225 or Jennifer.Becker@freshfromflorida.com.