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Dudley Farm Historic State Park

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Well preserved piece of central florida history. It was nice to find out that the family donated... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
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Dudley farm is a working farm. Meaning workers in era clothing are working gardens and animals... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
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Dudley Farm near Gainesville is an early pioneer farm established before the Civil War. Currently it covers 325 of the original 640 acres that were operated by the Dudley family for three generations. An authentic working farm, the homestead...more
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18730 W Newberry Rd, Newberry, FL 32669-2192
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Well preserved piece of central florida history. It was nice to find out that the family donated the farmstead to the state for preservation. The volunteers we met were super nice and provided a fat tire wheel chair for our group to access the farm....More

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Irma S R, Public Relations Manager at Dudley Farm Historic State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed the farm, and that we were able to make the park more accessible for you

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Dudley farm is a working farm. Meaning workers in era clothing are working gardens and animals. The many buildings are original buildings from the 1850s to the 1940s. The park has many festivals throughout the year as well. This is a really neat place to...More

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Irma S R, Public Relations Manager at Dudley Farm Historic State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Yes we work, even in the heat of summer, whew! Glad you thought we have a "neat place".

Reviewed 20 May 2018

This is the second year we attended this festival. It is a very nice festival - vendors, food and events going on all day for all ages. Free slices of watermelon given out and T-shirts sold to support the city's athletic groups at one of...More

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Irma S R, Public Relations Manager at Dudley Farm Historic State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Sorry, but this review does not relate to Dudley Farm Historic State Park.

Reviewed 3 April 2018

Approximately 7 miles from Gainesville this Historic homestead and out buildings (18) is well worth a visit. All original buildings with well documented history of early farming in Florida. Kept in the family until the last surviving member donated it to the State in the...More

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Irma S R, Public Relations Manager at Dudley Farm Historic State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Glad you felt that Dudley Farm is "well worth a visit". It is a rare glimpse into north Florida history.

Reviewed 6 March 2018

A beautifully maintained farm and homestead. It provides a glimpse of a time in Florida's history that many of us don't often contemplate. The staff on hand were friendly and knowledgeable. Our grandkids enjoyed seeing the cows and talking to "Tom" the turkey. We purchased...More

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Irma S R, Public Relations Manager at Dudley Farm Historic State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Dudley Farm. Our staff will appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 28 December 2017

This park is a great way to show our young how it really was back in the day. This is a true farm when the Dudley family owned it and farmed it.

Thank John M
Irma S R, Public Relations Manager at Dudley Farm Historic State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit to historical Dudley Farm. It is really important for young people to learn about our past.

Reviewed 27 October 2017

A nice state park to spend a couple hours. The farmstead is in great shape, allowing you to wander and imagine yourself living there at the turn of the 20th century. Really liked this place and HIGHLY recommend a visit if your in the area.

Thank Robert M
Irma S R, Public Relations Manager at Dudley Farm Historic State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Glad you could immerse yourself in this historical period, and thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent historic park that provides a unique glimpse into Florida's past. You can walk through the whole place in about 2 hours. The various buildings provide insight into how hard it was to live without our modern conveniences, having to grow your...More

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Irma S R, Public Relations Manager at Dudley Farm Historic State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We are glad you found your visit worthwhile. Thanks for spending time with us.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Has alot of events which remember the pass/old days all and many activity for children through out the year.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A real working farm from long ago. It is quite a learning experience with the old farmhouse ...beautiful property...and much more. They have a cool gift store too and a small information center. Definitely worth a trip to see.

Thank Donna Y
Irma S R, Public Relations Manager at Dudley Farm Historic State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

We're glad you found Dudley Farm a "trip worth to see". Thanks!

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ktozz45
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Response from Sandra C | Property representative |
Hello. I work at Dudley Farm, and will answer your question to the best of my ability. Dudley Farm Historic State Park is mostly mobile scooter friendly. The Visitor Center area is completely ADA friendly. There is a... More
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Rickie D
28 July 2016|
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Response from Irma S R | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed at the Visitor Center, but are NOT allowed at the original farmstead buildings. Thanks for asking.
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