History and museums
Cracker Country, a rural Florida living history museum, was established in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Carlton, Jr. so future generations might better understand and appreciate Florida's rural heritage. From the rustic cypress log corn crib to the grand old two-story Carlton house, Cracker Country features thirteen original buildings dating from 1870 to 1912. These buildings were moved to their present location from throughout the state, then restored and furnished with antiques of the period.
Cracker Country is located on the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida, and is presented by the Florida State Fair Authority.