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Living History Farm at Morningside Nature Center

#27 of 65 things to do in Gainesville Features Animals
3540 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
+1 352-334-2170
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Great experience for young kids

I love the Saturday morning scheduled events- my son got to pick vegetables, feed the animals, pump... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Susannah P
Expected More Experience and Education

I recently visited Morningside and was expecting more hands on experience such as churning butter... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Gainesville, Florida
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11 Jun 2017
“Great experience for young kids”
14 Apr 2017
“Good Nature Partk”
3540 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32641
+1 352-334-2170
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

I love the Saturday morning scheduled events- my son got to pick vegetables, feed the animals, pump water from the well, make wooden toys, and make homemade biscuits. It's small, quaint, educational and cute. Be sure to check the schedule for activities.

Thank Susannah P
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I recently visited Morningside and was expecting more hands on experience such as churning butter, trying the weaving machine, attending a class in the one room school house etc to immerse oneself in the history. I felt it was quickly rushed through just when one...More

Thank wheninroam05
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This spot is way East on University, but is worth the drive. A wonderful stand of trees, many wildflowers, and an interesting nature center.

Thank George E
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We were spoken to by one of the caretakers. He was very informative and friendly. He showed and then had my son feed the cow. All the farm animals seem well taken care of. Nice and shady too. 😊

1  Thank Leydanit H
Reviewed 2 July 2016

We loved this farm with all the activities. Kids learnt so much from the activities such as washing clothes by using old 'equipment', feeding animals, making food for animals, looking at the old-style garden and people cooking and even sharing foods like biscuits with butter....More

1  Thank Rasasthali
Reviewed 4 May 2016

A beautiful hand-built homestead in an maculate condition. The farm and homestead allow you glimpse of a seemly idiic and simple way of life that was once was. Take your kids to pet the cow, or feed the chickens and connect back to the olde...More

1  Thank Oliver F
Reviewed 31 March 2016

My elementary class has visited Morningside Living History Farm as a field trip for a few years now and love it! It has been my students favorite field trip of the year and the parents are always very impressed with their set up, information, and...More

1  Thank EnjoyingGodsCreation
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Being the most well known Nature Park in Gainesville (although we do have 24 more!) You will find an original 1 room school house as well as a working 1760s farm along with even Indian meeting houses and even an early dugout canoe! There's a...More

2  Thank dave32601
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We came with my son's school group and got to learn so much about the native people's who lived in this area before us. The staff was so friendly and answered all the questions that the children had and even the grownups.

1  Thank aceswife74
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Great thing about this place is that you can see small farm animals and animals that you can find on farms just outside of town. The exhibits on Saturday morning bring you back to the period when Gainesville started. As others have recommended, do check...More

1  Thank Edwin A
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