Located on the Florida State Fairgrounds, Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton, Jr.’s Cracker Country is Tampa’s only living history museum. With 13 original structures that date back to the late 1800s and knowledgeable docents in historic dress, stepping into Cracker Country feels like a step back in time. Educational groups can schedule tours, and members of the public can enjoy Cracker Country during the annual Florida State Fair or during select special events. Come learn about Florida’s rural past in this hands-on, immersive adventure!
Cracker Country is an ideal location for school tours, with curriculum-based opportunities for young learners, elementary schoolers and beyond.Learn More
Members of the public can enjoy Cracker Country during each of the several annual events hosted within the museum. Each event is themed and offers the chance for guests to learn more about Florida’s rural past.Learn More
Cracker Country would not be possible without the help of its dedicated staff and volunteers. Be a part of something amazing and join the Cracker Country team at the Florida State Fairgrounds today!Learn More
Ready to dive into the rich history of Florida’s past life? Check out these Cracker Country resources to set sail on your historical journey.Learn More
Learn more about Cracker Country's history, find important event details and get involved at CrackerCountry.org