5 April 2015

Florida Pioneer Museum, Florida City

Florida Pioneer Museum in Florida City is not to be confused with Pioneer Florida Museum in Dade City (which I did), as that's hundreds of miles from this place. The museum is run by volunteers and is only open two days of the week in the afternoons. It was built in 1904 by the Florida East Coast Railway and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is set up as it might have looked at the time it was built (although there may be a few anachronisms), and the exhibits here come from donations.
The living room.
The dining room.
Various kitchen tools.
A Cole seed planter.
A washing machine.
Upstairs, a doll's house (illuminated).
The bed contains wooden pegs that tightened the bed ropes.
And a modern gift item displaying the key architectural features of Homestead: the museum is very close to the boundary between Homestead and Florida City.

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