How did Kissimmee get its name? What is a “Cracker”? Who was Osceola? Where can I find out more about my Central Florida ancestors? How did St. Cloud get settled? Answer these questions and many others with a visit to Osceola History. Whether you are a resident of Central Florida or one of our many visitors from around the world, you can spend an enjoyable day at the Pioneer Village and History Museum.
At Pioneer Village, explore historic homes of early Osceola County settlers, sit in a one-room schoolhouse, examine the workings of citrus packing house, ponder the daily routine of a Florida Cracker cow man at the cow camp, and visit the general store.
Pioneer Village is located in Shingle Creek Regional Park offering walking and biking trails, kayak launch, picnic areas and a playground.
The Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum features exhibits showing the evolution of the region’s environment including early Seminole life, wildlife in the Florida pines and swamps, the cattle industry, and the rise of modern transportation and tourism.
Researchers will enjoy browsing our genealogical records or historical maps and archives. (Appointment required for archives visit.) Teachers can lead their students through a living history experience at our site.
Since 1949, our mission has been to preserve Osceola County’s rich past while sharing it with others.
May 15, 2020 - Mar 19, 2021
Jan 9, 2021