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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