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Forest Capital Museum State Park
Forest Capital Museum State Park Green Family Cracker Cabin 1973 © kathie Livingston
This is a picture of our grandfathers Cracker Cabin that was at this park in 1973. It was moved to another park not a state park, but no one knows where. Can anyone help Kathie Livingston woodswoman62yahoo.com
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FOREST CAPITAL MUSEUM STATE PARK
FOREST CAPITAL MUSEUM STATE PARK
204 Forest Park Drive
Perry, Florida   32348

Phone: 850-584-3227
The importance of forestry in Florida dates back to the early 1800s. The museum celebrates the heritage of Florida's forest industry. The heart of the museum is dedicated to longleaf pines and the 5,000 products manufactured from them. The 50-plus-year-old longleaf pines growing on the museum grounds provide a majestic canopy and create an enjoyable walking trail for visitors. Adjacent to the museum is an authentic 19th century Cracker homestead, much like those scattered throughout Florida at the turn of the century. Rangers lead interpretive tours during special events and upon request. Three covered pavilions, that seat up to 60 people each, are available. The park is open Thursday through Monday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Located south of Perry, on U.S. 19.
History of the Area
Forest Capital State Museum was opened in 1973. The museum interprets the history of the forestry industry and its valuable resources. The park and museum cover 13 acres and is adjacent to the Visitor Center is the Cracker homestead. The homestead is typical of those that were once found throughout the pinewoods of North Florida at the turn of the century.
Passes
Annual Entrance Passes can be purchased at all park ranger stations and museums. If you require immediate use of your pass, this is the best option. Passes can be purchased during regular business hours 365 days a year. Please call the park in advance to ensure availability. Those who are eligible for discounted or free passes may use this method to receive their pass. Annual Entrance Passes may be purchased online by visiting the FLORIDA STATE PARKS ANNUALENTRANCE PASSES web page.
Park Store
Gift Shop and Lobby: The octagonal lobby of the Visitor Center features rare Peck Cypress walls that serve as a backdrop for exhibits and photographs of early forest logging operations. The center provides information on Florida State Parks and offers a variety of novelty gifts.
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Location
Forest Capital Museum State Park is located near Perry

Day Use Area
Pavilions: We offer three covered pavilions, each seat up to sixty people. The pavilions can be reserved for family reunions, birthday parties, corporate events and more. Please call the park for more information, 850-584-3227.

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Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
Sweet Magnolia Inn - Saint Marks, FL
BBs / Inns
Our historic inn is located in historic Saint Marks, one of the oldest settlements in North America. First settled in 1527, Saint Marks is a historic little city at the confluence of the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge, it is located just 20 miles south of Tallahassee.
39.6 miles from park*
Pets
Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Forest Capital Museum State Park. They must be kept on a 6-foot leash at all times and can not be left unattended.

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