About The Farm
Dudley Farm Historic State Park is located in North Central Florida in Alachua County at 18730 W Newberry Rd (3 miles west of Jonesville) Click here for location (Google map).
Dudley Farm is an early pioneer farm established before the Civil War. Currently it covers 325 of the original 640 acres that were operated by the Dudley family for three generations. An authentic working farm, the homestead consists of eighteen buildings. These are restored - NOT recreated - and include the family farmhouse with original furnishings, an 1880's kitchen outbuilding, a general store and post office, and a cane syrup complex.
You may see park staff in period clothing perform daily chores, raising crops, and tending to livestock. The farm features seasonal cane grindings, corn shuckings, and heritage varieties of livestock and plants. Deer, wild turkeys, gopher tortoises, and bluebirds are still seen in the fields.
Our hope is that it will become not simply a static historic site, but rather a living laboratory where future Floridians can step back in time to feel what it is like to till the earth, plow a field, plant a crop, bring the harvest in, mark the changes of the seasons, and like the Dudleys, call a place home.
The original Dudley Homestead built in 1880
Planning your visit
The park has a visitor center, picnic area, and nature trail. The park is open Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and the Farmstead is open Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Smoking and pets are not allowed at the farmstead.
Admission Fees - $5.00/vehicle (up to 8 passengers).
Admission Fee $1.00 per person - pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, and passengers in vehicles with a holder of an Annual Individual Entrance permit. Questions? Please call 352-472-1142.