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Cracker Country

Cracker Country

Cracker Country is Tampa’s only living history museum and is located on the Florida State Fairgrounds. The museum holds a collection of 13 original buildings dating from 1870-1912 which were relocated from across the state of Florida. Our buildings range from public buildings like our Terry Store

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Rural Home Life Field Trip


Program description

Designed for Students in Grades 1-5
Bring your students and discover the daily lives of Florida’s pioneers. Spend the morning immersed in a rural community of the past and learn how a late 19th century rural family survived. Try your hand at farm and household chores, explore community buildings and learn the skills of Florida’s pioneers. Students will compare their lives and those of children in


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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage
Subject: History
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No


Has conducted educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Programs connect to State Curriculum Standards: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to Jennifer Wanecski (
or mailed to: Attn: Cracker Country
P.O. Box 11766
Tampa, Fl. 33680