Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Experience a 20th century farm life at the 325-acre Dudley Farm Historic State Park. The site features a nature trail, farm, livestock, exhibits, and more. Groups can see a 12-minute video about the farm in the visitor center before going for a walk on the Pause and Ponder Nature Trail. Interpretive exhibits contain displays that introduce groups to the three generations of the Dudley family and will help them understand Florida’s pioneer settlement. Interpreters in period dress will take groups back in time as they tour the site’s gardens and 18 buildings, complete with original furnishings. Groups can also enjoy bird watching activities and geo-seeking.

Contact Info
Address: 18730 W. Newberry Rd., Gainesville, FL 32669. Alachua County. Tel: 352-472-1142. Email: sandra.cashes@dep.sate.fl.us. Website: www.floridastateparks.org/park/Dudley-Farm. Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 9AM-4PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue