Historic Arcadia From Home
The Visitor's Center and Museum at Arcadia Mill and the Arcadia Homestead site reopened on Friday, October 2nd at 10 a.m. The outdoor facilities at the mill are all accessible and clear for visitor use!
As a Direct Support Organization of the University of West Florida, the UWF Historic Trust properties and museums are following the guidance of the University of West Florida for COVID-19 precautions. UWF is dedicated to the well-being and health of our organization and community. For COVID-19 updates from the University of West Florida, review uwf.edu/coronavirus.
Phase II Reopening
Limited operations of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays only has resumed, allowing plenty of time to sanitize the facilities.
We are operating at 50% capacity at both museum facilities. In order to ensure the social distancing guidelines, we encourage visitors to purchase online discounted tickets that are good for both museums, for one day only. Tickets are $3 per person with a Kid's Craft To-Go included with each children's ticket (children under 3 are free).
Hand sanitizer stations are located at the entrance of both museum facilities. All interactive exhibits are disabled. The museum store will also remain closed, but online sales are available.
Staff is developing our reopening plan per the suggestions of the American Alliance of Museums which states, "a gradual approach [which] allows your museum to prioritize health and safety while taking progressive steps to restore regular operations."
Juneteenth at Historic Arcadia
We were unable to host a community event this year, but our museum was open to celebrate Juneteenth which marks the date of June 19th, 1865, two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when enslaved people in Texas were finally freed. Miss Moss shared a special story and song underneath the story tree at Arcadia Homestead to celebrate.
Check out these fun resources to use at home!
What is a thaumatrope? Find out below and make one for yourself!
Have you ever thought about how clothes were once made? Learn more about spinning and weaving below!
Help Archie the Archaeologist find his tools in the I-Spy below!
Miss Moss Story Time
Miss Moss has returned to share story time once again under the story tree at Arcadia Homestead!
Archaeology in the A/C
Join us for archaeology in the comfort of your own, air-conditioned home!
Fun with Flora
Check out these short videos about the interesting plants along Arcadia's boardwalk!
Dig Deep to Help Arcadia
Now more than ever, we need your support to continue our mission of promoting life-long learning, community engagement, critical thinking, and historical and cultural understanding within a broad context. Please consider joining the crew and help save Arcadia!