Homeland Heritage Park

Single Pen Log Cabin | Homeland Heritage Park

Single Pen Log Cabin: The single pen log cabin at Homeland Heritage Park represents the earliest Polk pioneer architecture built by Cornelius English in the 1880's.

The Raulerson House | Homeland Heritage Park

The Raulerson House, 1900-1987: The Raulerson House represents early affluent rural architecture built by the Blocker Family in the 1880's.

Pole Barn with Cribs | Homeland Heritage Park

Pole Barn with Cribs: A pole barn with cribs was present on every early pioneer homestead. This barn was built by the English Family in the 1880's.

Pole Barn with Cribs | Homeland Heritage Park

Pole Barn with Cribs: A pole barn with cribs was present on every early pioneer homestead. This barn was built by the English Family in the 1880's.

Homeland Heritage Park | Central Florida

Homeland Heritage Park

Hours of Operation

  • Saturday by appointment only
  • Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

This unique park is home to several original structures from 19th-century pioneer life in Florida, including an 1800s farmhouse, school and church.

About Homeland Heritage Park

The Homeland Methodist Church was built in 1887 across the street from its present day location. It was moved to the park in 1986. Homeland was originally called Bethel, which was named after the Methodist Church. A church building was used prior to the one built in 1887 and was located Ā¾ of a mile west of the park location.

The first building used for the services was a log structure that had holes for windows, but did not have any glass. This primitive structure was too small for the growing community and relocated to Wilson property located across the street from the current location of Homeland Heritage Park.

Free Fun Year Round

The Homeland Heritage Park is dedicated to pioneer life during the earliest days of settlement in Florida. The structures in the park are original, and include a meticulously preserved farmhouse, church, and school. The park is free to visit and makes a fun and educational field trip for students and families alike.

Cost: FREE

Directions

From Hwy. 60 take Hwy. 17 S. towards Ft. Meade, take a right onto Hwy. 640 and turn left on Azalea.