Upcoming Events

Bring a Project
Wed May 31 @ 9:00AM - 11AM
Bring a Project Day is for all of us who have unfi...
Wed Jun 07 @ 9:15AM - 11AM
Learn how to stitch needlepoint. This beautiful an...
A Taste of Syrup
Sat Jun 17 @10:30AM - 12PM
The Southern Syrupmakers Assoc will bring a cane s...
Butter Churning
Wed Jun 21 @ 9:15AM - 11AM
Butter churning was a common practice on farms in ...
Weaving Demonstration
Wed Jul 05 @ 9:00AM - 11AM
Introduce your children to the art of weaving maki...
An Old-fashioned Christmas
Wed Jul 19 @ 9:00AM - 11AM
Get a head start on Christmas preparation by makin...
Needlepoint Plastic Canvas Workshop
Wed Aug 02 @ 9:00AM - 11AM
Plastic canvas needlepoint is a variation of tradi...
Cornhusk Dolls
Wed Aug 09 @ 9:00AM - 11AM
Wherever corn was grown as a crop, children, in bo...

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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Stay Tuned For Our New Featured Article


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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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