Cracker Country

4800 Highway 301 N., Tampa, FL 33610 - United States




Cracker Country is Tampa’s only living history museum and is located on the Florida State Fairgrounds. The museum includes thirteen structures built between 1870-1912 that were relocated from around the state of Florida, restored and furnished to represent various aspects of home life, commerce and transportation as it was in many rural communities just before the turn of the 20th century. The museum is set among majestic live oak trees on four acres of grounds and gardens.

Parking at the fairgrounds is $10 per car and $16 for RV/Bus/Oversized vehicles.


Explore original buildings from Florida’s pioneer past, including the iconic Okahumpka railroad depot, a one-room school house, a well-stocked mercantile, a post office, the 1885 home of a Florida governor and more. Stroll through four acres shaded by majestic live oak trees and enjoy the museum at your own pace. Along the way you will meet historical interpreters who are ready to share with you what life might have been like for rural Floridians living at the turn of the 20th century.

Cracker Country’s General Store features nostalgic and reproduction items, historical toys and games, books, candy and many other unique gift items that are great for holiday giving! Proceeds from sales in the General Store help support Cracker Country's educational programs.

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