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Tall Tales of Old Florida

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October 23, 2021

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6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

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Mildred W. & Doyle E. Carlton Jr. Cracker Country
4800 U.S. Hwy 301 N
Tampa, FL 33610

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Admission: $14

Parking: $8 Car or $16 Oversized Vehicles

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MLK JR Blvd Entrance


Tall Tales of Old Florida

Tours start every ten minutes, and each tour is approximately 60 minutes long.
Explore Tampa’s 19th-century living history museum by night. Along the way, meet storytellers who will spin wild yarns about a few of Florida’s unexplained oddities! A little scary, a little funny and always family-friendly, the Tall Tales tour is a Florida history adventure by lantern light. Tour guides will lead you by lantern through the grounds to meet six “tellers” who will share uniquely Florida stories about skunk apes, misbehaving trains, cowhunting giants and other legendary creatures.  You will enjoy a magic lantern show, a turn-of-the-20th-century projection technology that led to the birth of the film industry.  Hear and see a tale of pirates and ghosts on the silver screen.

A guide will greet you at the gate and lead you through historic structures and grounds by lantern light. At each stop a story teller will share a Florida tall tale. Enjoy seasonal decorations and Victorian games while waiting for your tour to begin.

After your tour, enjoy a snack (included with your admissions ticket) and a visit to the General Store.

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