Newberry Parks

Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this park demonstrates the evolution of Florida farming from the 1850s to the mid-1940s through three generations of the Dudley family. An authentic working farm, the homestead consists of 18 buildings, including the family farmhouse with original furnishings, an 1880s kitchen outbuilding, a general store and post office, and a functional cane syrup complex. Park staff and volunteers in period clothing perform daily chores, raise crops, and tend to livestock. The farm features seasonal cane grindings, corn shucking and heritage varieties of livestock and plants. Deer, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises and bluebirds are still seen in the fields. The park has a visitor center, picnic area and nature trail. A gift shop is operated by the citizen support organization.

Park Facts

  • Visitation: 11,837
  • Economic Impact: $604,167
  • Local Jobs Supported: 12.1
  • Staff: 3
  • Volunteers: 105
  • Acres: 327

Activities

  • Hiking/Nature Trail
  • Picnicking
  • Tours
  • Visitor  Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location and Telephone:

18730 W. Newberry Rd.
Newberry, FL 32669
(352) 472-1142
Alachua County

City Parks

For more information go to http://www.ci.newberry.fl.us/parks/

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