History museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.
$10 for a Visit for Four to Crowley Museum and Nature Center (Up to $26 Value)
Admission includes access to the 19th-century buildings, pioneer museum, and 185 acres of trails along the Myakka River. The center is open to the public Thursday–Sunday from 10 a.m. until sundown. Kids aged 4 and younger are free, and kids aged 5–12 enter for $2.
Crowley Museum and Nature Center
At Crowley Museum and Nature Center, a pioneer museum set up like a general store, historic structures, and a sugar-cane mill depict a Florida homestead as it would have existed between 1850 and 1920. At the heart of the homestead is the Tatum-Rawls House, which was built as a single-story house between 1888 and 1892, and is the oldest example of rural architecture in Florida. Over time, it was expanded to accommodate the Tatum clan, by the addition of a second floor, consisting of William Tatum and his wife and eight children, and was recently restored to its original glory with a wide front porch. Elsewhere on the 185-acre expanse, the Crowley Farm continues to pluck away at the land with pigs, cows, and a horse named Sugar who pulls the cane press to make the juice that is later boiled to syrup crystals. Boardwalks and nature trails traverse the delicate swamp, flat woods, and Tatum Sawgrass marsh that contain a variety of wildlife species including white pelicans, swallowtail kites, and eagles.
“Very great place, lots of history and nature, very kid friendly. Overall the have a fantastic, clean facility! ”
“It was a really great place to go with the kids!”