Field Trips

 

 

 

Book Your Pioneer Village Field Trip!

 

 

Book your Pioneer Village Field Trip.  On select dates, the Pioneer Village will be alive with re-enactors and historical demonstrators.  Students will be able to "meet" the Central Florida pioneers and become a part of history at the Pioneer Village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Living History Pioneer Village: Tour multiple structures from the late 1800’s, including a cracker house, a blacksmith shop, a citrus packing house, Seminole Indian Village, cow camp and more! Each building is packed with artifacts to showcase the lifestyle of early Florida pioneers. For an additional fee, add a guided nature walk through the Steffee Nature Preserve to the Welcome Center and History Museum for a guided tour*.

- Pioneer Activities - Throughout your tour of the Pioneer Village, your students will spend a day as a pioneer by participating in butter-making and other fun activities from the era.

Cost: Your 2 hour guided tour is $4 per student, $5 per adult/chaperone.  Teachers are free.  Minimum number of 10 students. Maximum number of 200 students.

Additional $5 should be added to each individual for the guided nature walk and tour of history museum. Minimum number of 10 students. Maximum number of 32 students.

*Available October-March.

If traveling between the Welcome Center, Pioneer Village, and Steffee Preserve, there is a foot path that offers a mile of scenic views of natural Central Florida. Otherwise, groups would need to provide their own transportation between locations.


 

Option 2:

Pioneer Village Self Guided Tour - Take a self-guided tour through the Pioneer Village, which is home to multiple structures from the late 1800’s, including a cracker house, a blacksmith shop, a citrus packing house, Seminole Indian Village, cow camp and more!

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Welcome Center and History Museum Self Guided Tour - This new museum takes students through time to see how Native Americans, early settlers, and our famous cowboys helped shape this county’s rich past. Children can learn even more with hands-on displays and an interactive scavenger hunt.

- Optional Steffee Preserve Nature Hike - This self-guided nature hike is a walk through undeveloped land in the Steffee Preserve and Shingle Creek Regional Park. Here, guests can get a feel for what wild Florida was like during the 1800’s. There is even a boardwalk through the wetlands and informational markers along the way to learn even more about how important Shingle Creek is as “the headwaters of the Everglades”.

Cost: Your 2 hour self guided tour is $2 per student, $5 per adult/chaperone.  Teachers are free.  Minimum number of 10 students. Maximum of 25 students.

If traveling between the Welcome Center, Pioneer Village, and Steffee Preserve, there is a foot path that offers a mile of scenic views of natural Central Florida. Otherwise, groups would need to provide their own transportation between locations.


 

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Art in the Archives Temporary Exhibit Tour and Art Project - This tour takes students through the Welcome Center and History Museum, with a private tour of the Temporary Exhibit room.  Students will then participate in a hands-on art activity that connects to the history displayed in the Temporary Exhibit.

Cost: Your 2 hour guided tour and art experience is $5 per student, $5 per adult/chaperone. Teachers are free. This cost includes all art supplies. Minimum number of 20 students. Maximum number of 32 students.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Field Trips are available Thursdays and Fridays.  If you are interested in visiting, please fill out the group inquiry form or contact larissa@osceolahistory.org.

 

Mail Us Your Deposit

A 50% deposit is required to reserve all field trips. This deposit is refundable if we receive notice of your cancellation no less than 30 days prior to your visit. The remainder of the payment is due upon arrival at the Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum.

**The maximum number of students and chaperones were able to accommodate in one field trip is 200.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR PIONEER VILLAGE FIELD TRIP:

  • Reservations are required for field trips.  No walk-ins are accepted.  Field trip programs require a minimum of one adult per 10 children.
  • At the discretion of OCHS, learning stations may vary slightly but will always be content appropriate.
  • Each field trip lasts approximately two hours and is comprised of fifteen minute long stations.  Field Trip stations begin promptly at the designated field trip start time - if your group is late you may not be able to attend all of the learning stations.
  • Closed toe shoes, such as sneakers are recommended.  It also strongly recommended that you wear sunscreen and a hat - the Pioneer Village field trips are outside.
  • Students should bring a full water bottle. 
  • Click here for Osceola County Historical Society Field Trip Information Sheet.

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and Duke Energy.

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