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Barberville Pioneer Settlement

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Old Florida

Had a Great Time walking around and enjoying all the Old Florida Buildings and getting a feel for... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Bill W
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Daytona Beach, Florida
Step back in time

Wonderful historical experience. The place is huge! There are animals. They have an old schoolhouse... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
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We are a registered non-profit organization established in 1976. Our Mission is to educate and entrust the public and future generations with knowledge of the pioneer lifestyle through hands on experience, folk life demonstrations, preservation and...more
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1776 Lightfoot Lane, Barberville, FL 32105
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Had a Great Time walking around and enjoying all the Old Florida Buildings and getting a feel for what it was like to live back in those days....The staff was very knowledgeable and informative, will definitely go back there when I have relatives visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful historical experience. The place is huge! There are animals. They have an old schoolhouse and lots of music. They also have a hospital. Everyone there was dressed in 19th century clothes. So much fun.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Debra W, Executive Director at Barberville Pioneer Settlement, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

You must have been here during one of our events because we do not always have music. We also do not have a hospital - although we have an gentleman that shares his collection of antique medical instruments at our events. We thank you for...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018

We spent about three hours wandering through the buildings and exhibits and exploring the ways things were done in colonial times. They had old barns and farm equipment, gardens, animals, a church, smithy, candleshop, school, buggy display, fire station, houses, train and train station and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Debra W, Executive Director at Barberville Pioneer Settlement, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks for the great review! In order to not mislead other readers we must clarify that we do not have people in period costume doing demonstrations on every weekend. We do at our special events and try to have at every Second Saturday of the...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

I took my 4 year old grandson there one afternoon after the field trips had left. We spent several hours wandering around. He loved the old buildings, the displays, and the animals. But the best part was the train display and caboose. Now I think...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Debra W, Executive Director at Barberville Pioneer Settlement, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thanks! We appreciate the high five!

Reviewed 27 November 2017

I did a self guided tour and was able to spend as much time as I wanted to read and learn. Everyone there was so knowledgeable of the settlement. There are pictures of many of the students who attended the school, interesting to see the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Debra W, Executive Director at Barberville Pioneer Settlement, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thanks we are glad you finally made it too!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

I am a bit late in writing my review; however, I wanted to express how wonderful it was to visit the Barberville Pioneer Settlement. We were virtually the only people visiting on the day we went, and it was lovely to walk around the grounds,...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Debra W, Executive Director at Barberville Pioneer Settlement, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit. It is quite pleasant to be here on a day when there isn't a festival happening. It shows an entirely different aspect of our property and enables the visitor...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

11/5/2017; WOW, what a thrill, great music, corn on the cob (boiled on the spot) fresh cake, pies, crafts galore and history into the days of Florida past. I was very impressed with the exhibits that are there year around. Blacksmith shop, pottery shop, carriage...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Debra W, Executive Director at Barberville Pioneer Settlement, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you! Very happy that you had a good time. :)

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Had an amazing time. I was very pleasantly surprised by how many buildings there were. The settlement is quite large. I want to go back again on a less populated day so that I can imagine the settlers there in their clothing. It was just...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Debra W, Executive Director at Barberville Pioneer Settlement, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

We appreciate your review!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

First saw this school as a young child in the 50's and my father explained that my grandfather helped build this school. My father attended the school. It is now a cultural attraction explaining the early life of the Florida pioneers. There is the schoolhouse...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

went here on a whim and it was one of the best one hour road trips we have made here in Central Florida. living in the Orlando area there are lots of things to do, but this one was not only entertaining but educational as...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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LiLCountryMama
6 May 2018|
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Response from Debra W | Property representative |
Not sure where you may have gotten that information but it is not correct. We have living history demonstrators on the grounds every Second Saturday of the month and during special events. We offer self-guided tours during... More
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Tracey D
16 March 2017|
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Response from Debra W | Property representative |
most buildings are (3 are not) and the pathways are hard packed shale
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Tracey D
16 March 2017|
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Most of our buildings but not all of them are accessible. We do have an accessible bathroom as well.
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