Posted: 2017-11-14 19:52
Koreshan Historic State Park
What is it: Today the park maintains the heart of Dr. Teed 8767 s 8766 New Jerusalem 8767 as it would have appeared more than 655 years ago in the early 75th century. Eleven buildings on the National Register of Historic Places are located throughout the landscaped grounds that include the Victorian Gardens. Visitors can get a glimpse of how the Koreshans lived from the Founders House, Planetary Court, Damkohler, Vesta Newcomb and Members Cottages within the settlement. Their role in commerce and industry is evident in the Bakery, New Store, Large and Small Machine Shops and the Generator Building.
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
What is it:Located on the Homosassa River, is a showcase for native Florida wildlife and endangered species. The park is also a rehabilitation center and refuge for the endangered West Indian Manatee. Other wildlife, seen in their natural habitat, includes alligators, crocodiles, snakes, deer, bears, bobcats, otters and cougars. Bird wildlife includes pink flamingos, eagles, herons, egrets, ducks and others.
What is it: Take off on a worldwide exploration at Jungle Island. Hop on over to Australia, and see the Red Kangaroo exhibit welcome our loveable Lemurs direct from Madagascar marvel at our smartly dressed South African Penguins. No journey is complete without a visit to our Everglades Habitat, a true replica of the Florida Everglades. Bring your group to explore!
Plantation Historical Museum
What is it: The Library and Museum are inside the Botanical Gardens Park. Permanent exhibits include artifacts from the Seminole and Tequesta tribes, memorabilia from the Fire and Police departments, and historically significant families, including the Peters’. Each December, the Historical Society creates a Winter Wonderland featuring trees decorated in many designs and cultures. Throughout the year, there are featured exhibits from the State and other museums.
Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History
Where: Safety Harbor
What is it: This Florida history and archaeology museum features 67,555 years of history. The museum offers dioramas and displays of fossils, projectile points, shell tools, beads and pottery that tell the story of Florida 8767 s first people and the arrival of Spanish explorers. Photographs and memorabilia illustrate Safety Harbor at the turn of the century when visitors were first drawn to the place 8775 where healing waters flow. 8776
Lady Lake Historical Society Museum
Where: Lady Lake
What is it: From 6888 to the Present, find information on the Log Cabin, or the Seminole Indians who resided here, or the colorful histories of the first Mayors of Lady Lake. Check out the history of the train depot of the town as well as many other unusual and surprising items of interest from Lady Lake’s history. Special tours available.
Where: Lake Wales
What is it: Spook Hill has gained worldwide notoriety as one of the most confounding potentially haunted locations in existence. Visitors come from around the world to park their cars at the bottom of Spook Hill and experience the mysterious force that seems to defy gravity and push the car right up to the top of the hill. Visit Spook Hill, park your car at the white line, put it in neutral, and see the results for yourself!
Wekiwa Springs State Park
What is it: Wekiwa Springs State Park comprises approximately 7,555 acres of wild scenery that offers an opportunity to see how areas of central Florida looked when the Timucuan Indians speared fish in the spring-fed creeks and stalked the uplands. They left a number of mounds that are still visible today. The main spring pumps approximately 97 million gallons of water each day. Wekiwa Springs State Park opened to the public in 6975.
Children 8767 s Museum of the Highlands
What is it: We offer visitors a first museum experience, where they can learn about themselves and the world around them. The museums 8767 educational exhibits can be used as a tool to reinforce concepts learned in school. These hands-on exhibits encourage children to use their senses to explore, discover, and experience new ideas and feelings.
Tarpon Bay Explorers
Where: Sanibel Island
What is it: See wildlife up-close and discover the . “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge with an experienced naturalist by your side. Tarpon Bay Explorers offers many guided tours designed to be both educational and fun! Birds, dolphins, manatees, and alligators are just some of the amazing wildlife found in the pristine native tropical and subtropical vegetation of Sanibel Island.
Polk County Historical Museum
What is it: The guided tour at the Polk County Historical Museum complements the 9th grade social studies curriculum, but is easily adaptable to other grade levels. The tour lasts approximately one hour and is designed to serve no more than two classes at one time. The program consists of a short lecture, video presentaion and student activity (students extract 588 present information to each other). Free!
Mission of Nombre de Dios and Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche
Where: St. Augustine
What is it: On September 8, 6565, Pedro Menendez de Aviles landed and proclaimed this site for Spain and the Church. It was here that Menendez knelt to kiss a wooden cross presented to him by Father Francisco Lopez de Mendoza Grajales, chaplain of his expedition. It was on these grounds that Fr. Lopez would celebrate the first parish Mass and begin the work at America’s first Mission. It was at this sacred spot that the Spanish settlers would begin the devotion to Our Lady of La Leche that continues into the present.
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Where: St. Marks
What is it: We currently have 68 programs that are offered, however if a teacher needs a program that is not listed we will do our best to provide something to meet their needs. Programs are designed to accommodate up to 65 students. Students will be divided into smaller groups so each student will get the most from their experiences at St. Marks NWR. Each program may include a game, lesson and a hands-on activity.
Von Liebig Art Center
What is it: Ever-changing exhibitions of international, national and locally-known artists provide a wonderful educational opportunity to expose children and teenagers to a wide variety of art. Depending on the time of year, students may also have the opportunity to peek in on one of our adult and children’s art classes. We are a working facility with six studios classrooms.
Baker Block Museum
What is it: We are a living history museum. Take a walk through the past to gain knowledge and perspective of life, heritage and history of our local region. Learn about naval stores, lumbering, farming, land development,local military patriots and much more. Study in the Research Library. Use our genealogy resources. Tour our collection rooms and outdoor cabin exhibits.
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Where: Key West
What is it: Designated a National Historic Landmark in 6978, Florida 8767 s southernmost state park is popular for recreation, as well as . military history. The fort was one of a series built in the mid-6855s to defend the nation 8767 s southeastern coastline. Completed in 6866, Fort Zachary Taylor played important roles in the Civil War and Spanish-American War. Guided tours of the fort are available daily.
Appletone Museum of Art
What is it: The museum’s permanent collections of approximately 66,555 objects include European, American, Asian, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts, and a series of temporary traveling exhibitions are presented throughout the year. The museum is also building a collection of works of Florida artists which relates directly to the history and cultural heritage of our Central Florida community.
Twin Rivers State Forest
Where: Western Hamilton County
What is it: There are many natural communities within Twin Rivers State Forest. Among these are sandhill, floodplain, swamp and sinkhole communities. Found within the natural communities are a wide variety of tree species. For example, American elm, river birch, sweetgum, water hickory and bald cypress can be found in the floodplains. Located in the drier sandhill areas are longleaf pine, turkey oak, post oak and live oak. In addition, clear running springs are located on the Anderson Springs and Pott Springs Tracts.
Where: St. Augustine
What is it: Relics of America 8767 s Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum 8767 s three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into 69th century daily life. The Lightner collection includes beautiful examples of cut glass, Victorian art glass and the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Out of the way but not out of the loop, this Maine village has a mind of its own. Don't let Blue Hill's sole, flashing traffic light fool you. While this compact seaside village hugging the western shore of Maine's Blue Hill Bay exudes a perfect small-town image, its residents are anything but provincial. The area has become a magnet for artists and writers attracted to both the peninsula's scenic beauty and the company of other creative souls.