Parks are now
toll free, at
CAPITAL STATE MUSEUM
importance of forestry in Florida dates back to the early 1800s, and Forest Capital State Museum celebrates the timber that built Florida.
The heart of the museum is dedicated to long-leaf pines, which grow on
the museum grounds, and the 5,000 products manufactured from them.
The geodesic dome forming the center of the museum houses an unusual map
that features the unique woods of Florida: lignumvitae, the hardest wood;
leadwood or black ironwood, the heaviest wood; and buttonwood, the wood
that burns the hottest and produces very little smoke.
are made of different native woods and exhibits interpret such topics
as turpentine production. Each October, Forest Capital State Museum is
the focal point for the Florida Forest Festival, which attracts thousands
of visitors to celebrate the state's timber industry. Adjacent to the
museum is the Cracker Homestead Interpretive Site. The homestead is typical
of those that once dotted the pinewoods of north Florida at the turn of
open:Thursday - Monday
9am - 12pm, 1pm - 5pm
closed: Tuesday & Wednesday
also closed: Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day
Picnic Pavilions Available.
Capital State Museum is located south of Perry, on U.S. 19.
Forest Capital State Museum
204 Forest Park Drive
Perry, FL 32348
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