Upcoming Events

Dudley Farm Historic Park Tour
Sat May 28 @10:00AM - 11AM
Join us and discover an authentic working farm own...
Old fashioned Broom Making
Wed Jun 15 @ 9:00AM - 11AM
A demonstration of old-fashioned broom making. Exp...
Yarn Dolls
Wed Jul 13 @ 9:00AM - 11AM
Making a yarn doll is a great way to spend quality...
Making a Rag Doll
Wed Aug 10 @ 9:00AM - 11AM
A demonstration of rag doll making. Rag doll makin...

History is Alive

Step back in time to feel what it's like to plow a field, plant a crop, bring the harvest in, mark the changes of seasons, and, like three generations of Dudley's, call a place "home."


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See Us In Action

Dudley Farm Historic State Park near Gainesville, FL is not only an authentic working farm an enjoyable place to visit, there's also a lot of opportunities for learning. Learn more about what there is to see and do at the old farm house in our new documentary. (Note: to view full screen click the youtube fullscreen icon in the lower right corner after the video starts )


Gift Shop

The 'Commissary' contains homemade items such as
jams and jellies, cookbooks, toys, candles, and bonnets.  There is something for


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Mules Star in Annual Plow Days

PD-1 Gville Sun

Dudley Farm’s Plow Days (Feb 6 and 7) were saved by our new lady mules, Susie Q and Nancy. Park ranger Sandra Cashes was finding it very difficult to find draft horse teams to participate in our annual Plow Days event. And then the team that was scheduled to plow on Sat was a no-show. Our mules who are trained to pull wagons were pressed into emergency service without balking. Tony Ryan, a park ranger, said, “They did really good. They just want to please you all the time”. Our mules are also very friendly with visitors, and can be seen near fences waiting to be petted. See this link for an article and photos taken by the Gainesville Sun staff:


Friends of Dudley Farm Win State Award

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Friends of Dudley Farm State Park president, Art Wade, accepts an award for Short Term Project of 2014. Friends of Dudley Farm raised the funds for a large tent pavilion and lighting for the parking lot. Now art shows, meetings, weddings and all sorts of activities can be offered to the park visitor that were not available before. Another example of how valuable the work of volunteers is to the Florida Parks Service!"

thank you supporters
Be a Part of the Farm


We have several very important projects underway. Any and all donations are welcomed. Donors will be recognized on this website. LEARN MORE

Become a Member

The Friends of Dudley Farm are a valuable partner to the park. We sponsor special events, provide fund raising and give programs/gatherings for volunteers, and more. LEARN MORE


Our Volunteers are an invaluable resource. They may greet visitors, conduct tours, assist with special events, help rangers remove exotic plants or maintain the natural beauty of a garden or trail. LEARN MORE

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