Visit Historic Micanopy (Mick-ah-NO-pee) Florida.
Micanopy is Old Florida at its best, a sweet Southern town popular for its antiques shops, outdoor cafes, elegant b&b and organic bakery.
Our vibrant historic district is made up of 38 buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places and we’re right in the heart of rural north central Florida.
Named for the chief who lead the tribe during the Second Seminole War, Micanopy was originally founded in 1821 and is the oldest inland town in Florida. Its moss-draped granddaddy live oaks and turn-of-the-century buildings have attracted Hollywood filmmakers.
This small town has become a magnet for those seeking a true getaway from urban, even suburban life.
The Micanopy Historical Society Museum is chock full of local artifacts with local docents on hand to put it all in context. If you’re so inclined, explore the Micanopy Historic Cemetery, which dates back two centuries.
For the outdoorsy folks, visit Paynes Prairie and get up close and personal with nature. You can hike, bike, boat and camp.
Best of all is Micanopy’s main street, Cholokka Blvd. It’s an old time small town walkable street, perfect for a stroll. The pace is slow, the shops are quirky, the people are friendly. Get a bite to eat and explore some more. Spend the day with us and be charmed by this slice of old Florida at it’s best.
The Micanopy Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Florida’s oldest inland town, circa 1821. Experience History!
Recently awarded by Huffington Post as one of the 12 Cutest Small Towns In America. Click here to read more.
Here’s what people are saying about us:
“One of the 12 Cutest Small Towns in America.”
—The Huffington Post
“The town, about 15 minutes south of Gainesville off Interstate 75, is a Norman Rockwell-worthy Southern village that’s ground zero for antiques and porch swings.” —Orlando Sentinel
Its turn-of-the-century buildings, as well as cracker-style cottages and gargantuan live oaks have attracted Hollywood filmmakers looking for a ready-made Southern setting.” —Southern Living
“For a town of one square mile, Micanopy has quite a past. Twelve miles south of Gainesville, it’s the oldest inland settlement in Florida. Today, about 600 people live here. Virtually every building was on the National Historic Register.” —Travel + Leisure
“Micanopy, a one-boulevard town of aged brick and log buildings, a place so steeped in old-style charm it’s hard to stand on the main drag without a faint anxiety that at any minute movie studio security guards are going to roust you off the set.”—The New York Times
“Any antiques aficionado worth their weight in collectibles has made the pilgrimage to Micanopy’s shop-heavy Cholokka Boulevard. The scene is also heavy on greenery, making it a pleasant spot to while away an afternoon beneath the mossy oaks and shop.” —Atlanta Journal Constitution