Upcoming Events

An Artist's Walk Through Gainesville's History
Sun Nov 23 @12:00AM
From 11/12 to 11/23.  The Gainesville Fine Arts A...
Cane Day
Sat Dec 06 @ 9:00AM - 03PM
See an original Florida working farm from the post...
Dudley Kids - Mind Your Manners
Sat Dec 13 @10:00AM - 02PM
Etiquette in the 1880s - Who speaks first? The pro...
Decorate Dudley Farm for Christmas
Wed Dec 17 @ 9:00AM - 11AM
Historic Tour
Sat Dec 27 @10:00AM - 12PM
Join us on a tour that will teach you about a way ...
A New Year at the Park
Thu Jan 01 @12:00AM
Start the New Year off right with a visit to Dudle...
Dudley Kids - That's Wool
Sat Jan 10 @10:00AM - 02PM
Historic Tour
Sat Jan 24 @10:00AM - 12PM
Join us on a tour that will teach you about a way ...

History is Alive

Step back in time to feel what it's like to plow a field, plant a crop, bring the harvest in, mark the changes of seasons, and, like three generations of Dudley's, call a place "home."


history alive



See Us In Action

Dudley Farm Historic State Park near Gainesville, FL is not only an authentic working farm an enjoyable place to visit, there's also a lot of opportunities for learning. Learn more about what there is to see and do at the old farm house in our new documentary. (Note: to view full screen click the youtube fullscreen icon in the lower right corner after the video starts )


Gift Shop

The 'Commissary' contains homemade items such as
jams and jellies, cookbooks, toys, candles, and bonnets.  There is something for



featuredfpoBrand New Website

Welcome to the Friends of Dudley Farm’s new website. We are so excited to have a website that has all the up-to-date features that are available today. Now you can view our website on your smart phone or on your tablet in addition to your home personal computer. Some of these features are a beautiful slide-show, photo gallery of our events, a calendar listing all of the events that are happening right here everyday. There are easy ways to help us by volunteering and donating to the Friends of Dudley Farm. We are happy to have this beautiful and functional website, and hope you will visit here often.

thank you supporters
Be a Part of the Farm


We have several very important projects underway. Any and all donations are welcomed. Donors will be recognized on this website. LEARN MORE

Become a Member

The Friends of Dudley Farm are a valuable partner to the park. We sponsor special events, provide fund raising and give programs/gatherings for volunteers, and more. LEARN MORE


Our Volunteers are an invaluable resource. They may greet visitors, conduct tours, assist with special events, help rangers remove exotic plants or maintain the natural beauty of a garden or trail. LEARN MORE

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