Last July, we shared a blog post about the Florida Agricultural Museum (article).  The Florida Agricultural Museum was established in 1983 by a group of concerned agriculturalists and historians at the request of Agricultural Commissioner Doyle Conner to help preserve this important part of Florida’s heritage. Originally located in Tallahassee, the museum was part of the Division of Agriculture and Consumer Services and is now in Palm Coast, Florida.

For quite some time, the Florida Agricultural Museum strategic planning committee has been putting together a plan to upgrade the offerings at the facility. In a recent article in the Daytona Beach News Journal, we’ve learned that visitors will soon see welcome center, a main museum building and paved parking. One of the biggest changes will be making the museum more “walkable” for visitors and a focus on visitor experience. The committee has been hashing out ideas to grow the museum’s exhibits and attendance.

If you are heading to Florida’s east coast, this popular attraction is really so much more than a museum, featuring half and full day adventures to Florida’s rural past.  The attraction offers a full calendar of events including equestrian rides, a walk back in time, blues and folk festivals, and seasonal events around Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

If you stop in, please let us know and we’ll share about your experience with our readers.