Arcadia Mill Calendar of Events

Arcadia After Dark

Saturday, October 27 at 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 pm

We are excited to host the 4th annual lantern tour, Arcadia After Dark! Join us for a spooky self-guided boardwalk tour by lantern light and interact with the ghosts of Arcadia's past. Admission tickets are pre-sale only and of limited quantity. For more information, please read Frequently Asked Questions.

Adults- $8
Children- $6

Purchase your tickets now!

The Big Draw Festival

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The Big Draw Festival 2018

Join us for a fun, FREE day of PLAY! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., children can participate in art activities in our Pop-up color space PURPLE including Painting Pottery Patterns and an educational station presented by the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Also join us at 11 a.m. for a lecture on the art of ceramic decorations through time. 

The Big Draw Festival celebrates our global community of drawing enthusiasts who are united in their passion for the power of visual literacy. The universal importance of drawing is reflected in the diversity of our community!


Join us for free lectures in the Arcadia Mill Classroom 

Saturdays in October at 11 a.m.

Join us for the 8th annual Secrets of Santa Rosa: History and Archaeology in Your Backyard lecture series! 

October 6- Home is Where One Starts From: Development of Arcadia Homestead*, Arcadia Staff
* Exclusive preview tour of Homestead property following the presentation

October 13- "Leave Nothing the Enemy Can Use:" Impacts of a Confederate Raid, Brianna Patterson

October 20- Art Meets Function: An Overview of Ceramic Types and Patterns*, Jan Lloyd
* Join us for The Big Draw- a one-day festival of art and play, details above!

October 27- From Who's Afraid to Yo Solo: The Hunt for HMS Mentor, AJ Van Slyke

Arcadia Kids Crafts

Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the newly expanded Arcadia Mill Classroom

  • Join us for The Big Draw on Saturday, October 20th, see above for details!
  • Saturday, December 1, 2018
    Pine Cone Christmas Trees


Join us for free and ticketed programming throughout the year

FALL 2018

Sawmills & Skirmishes: Civil War Tour of Arcadia Mill
Saturdays November 3rd, 10th, & 17th

10:30 am & 1 pm

Join costumed guides on a historic boardwalk tour, Sawmills and Skirmishes, focusing on events at Arcadia Mill and the surrounding area. Tour is family-friendly and lasts approximately 45 minutes including hands-on activities. For more information, please contact Arcadia Staff at 850-626-3084. Purchase tickets online or in the Visitor's Center!


Florida's Flora: Nature Tour of Arcadia Mill

Guests of all ages will learn about how native plants were used in the past on the Florida's Flora tour! The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and takes place along the boardwalk and nature trails. Trail appropriate attire, bug spray, and sunscreen are recommended.


Traveling Exhibits

Check out the Arcadia Classroom for traveling exhibits

Heritage Monitoring Scouts: Learn about how you can help monitor heritage at risk in Florida, courtesy of the Florida Public Archaeology Network. 

Archaeology 101: Milton High and the Scott Site: Learn about Milton High School's archaeology program, courtesy of the Florida Public Archaeology Network.