Dudley Farm Historic State Park is open to the public.  Come by and enjoy a picnic, some walking and a bit of history. 
The historic buildings are open but the visitors center and gift shop are closed.  Florida State Parks will follow local orders requiring facial coverings or masks as appropriate.  This is to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.


Upcoming Events

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."


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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


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Our New Heritage Nursery

With the vision of our CSO (Friends of Dudley Farm) past president, Art Wade, this project began in earnest in Feb 2016.  It is now complete with three 40 foot plant tables and a worktable area covered with a metal canopy. We grow heritage plants from the original Dudley gardens, and also many species of Florida native plants.  Plants are sold at our gift shop, "The Commissary".   Call 352-472-1142 for information on Commissary hours.   

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Thinking about a romantic wedding site?

Look no further than Dudley Farm Historic State Park


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Moss draped live oaks, antique roses and historic buildings inspire visions of old Florida. The old farmstead is now known for its collection of buildings, family effects and heirloom farm animals; portraying a rustic part of Florida.


With plenty of open space your wedding can be as lavish as tents set up with silk covered tables, candelabras and romance inspired themes. Or as simple as standing underneath one of our majestic oaks with a bouquet in hand surrounded by your loved ones.

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Thank you supporters

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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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