Central High School Est.1919
Central High School Est.1919

Peeking at the Peacocks
Peeking at the Peacocks

Farm Animals
Farm Animals

Farm Animals at Barberville Pioneer Settlement help to portray life on the farm in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Central High School Est.1919
Central High School Est.1919

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Tours/Visitor Information

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.

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Educational Programs /   Field Trips

The Pioneer Settlement serves school children from over 16 Florida counties and preferred dates book quickly, often a year in advance. Several hands-on educational programs are offered daily. 

 

About Us

Our Mission:

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.

Our History:

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...

Planning a wedding or special event?

The Pioneer Settlement Provides a stunning, one-of-a-kind setting for your special events. Consider us for your next company retreat!

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. 

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The West Volusia Beacon
The West Volusia Beacon

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Underhill House Main Photo December 2016
Underhill House Main Photo December 2016

Front view of the Joseph Underhill House

Barberville Central High School
Barberville Central High School

Barberville Central High School Circa 1919 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Bridgehouse
Bridgehouse

Astor Bridge Tender's House Circa 1926 Moved to the Barberville Pioneer Settlement in 1980