To educate and entrust the public and future generations with knowledge of the pioneer lifestyle of our forefathers, through hands on experience, folk life demonstrations, preservation and historical exhibits.
In 1976 a group of Volusia County teachers with a passion for the arts; Lura Bell, Anne Johnson, Mary McClancy, Dorothy Felton, Marion Hillabold, Shirley Keppel, Dorothy Johnson and Viola Pierson founded the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, Inc. as a not for profit organization...
A visit to Barberville Pioneer Settlement is truly a unique experience. Our historical village is nestled within a charming, moss-draped oak hammock in western Volusia County. We offer self-guided tours or can provide each visitor or group with a guided tour of the structures within our expansive campus, which illustrates life in rural Florida in the bygone days of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Our Pioneer Partners:
We couldn’t do it without you!
Thank you for helping us fulfill our vision to become Florida’s premier living history destination.Because of you we have been sharing and preserving Florida's history for forty years! As an independent non-profit organization the Barberville Pioneer Settlement relies on its partners continued support for its very existence.