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You’ll find nature, culture and history in Micanopy.

For starters, we’ve got a small museum, a huge nature preserve, a famous writer’s home and lots of old Florida charm.

 

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

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100 Savannah Blvd Micanopy, FL 32667

Phone: 352-466-3397.

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Paynes Prairie is 21,000 acres of protected savanna, a biologically, geologically and historically unique place.

Eight trails provide opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and bicycling, including the 16 mile long, paved Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail. Fishing on Lake Wauburg is allowed and a boat ramp provides access for canoes and boats with electric motors. Gasoline powered boats are not allowed. Full-facility campsites are available for overnight visitors.

 

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

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18700 S. CR 325 Cross Creek, FL 32640

Phone (352) 466-3672

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Tours offered October-July, Thursday-Sunday at 10 & 11 am and at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm

Visitors to this old Florida homestead can walk back in time to 1930s farm life where writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and worked in the tiny community of Cross Creek. Her cracker style home and farm, where she wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel The Yearling  has been restored and is preserved as it was when she lived here. Visitors may tour the house with a ranger in period costume.

 

Micanopy Historical Society Museum

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607 NE Cholokka BlvdMicanopy, FL 32667

Phone: 352-466-3200.>

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Open Daily   1:00 to 4:00.

Experience local history from the time of the Timucuan Indians through the growth of the town of Micanopy. Established in 1821, Micanopy has a rich agricultural history that helped establish it as Florida’s first inland town. Explore historic Micanopy through the window of time. Located in the old Thrasher Warehouse.

 

Micanopy Historic Preservation Trust

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P.O. Box 727 Micanopy, FL 32667                                                      

Phone: 828-342-5644.

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We work to save and protect the historic structures and sites of Micanopy, Florida.

 

Micanopy Trust for Historic Forts & Battlefields

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154 NW 2nd AveMicanopy, FL 32667

Phone: 352-466-4972.>

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The Micanopy Trust aims to protect, preserve and promote the 2nd Seminole War sites in Micanopy, which was the first territorial town in Florida. These rare historic resources have previously been lost to local oral and written history. Historical markers, educational kiosks, and eventually a museum are planned to advance these goals. The Trust also intends to place these combined sites as a National Historic Landmark.