Arcadia Mill Calendar of Events

Spirits of the Simpson House Tour

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Friday, October 15 & Saturday, October 16

Tour Times: 6:30, 7:30, & 8:30 pm

Join us for a spooky evening of history and hauntings at the Arcadia Homestead site located at 4755 Anna Simpson Road in Milton. Guests will be given a guided tour of the historic Simpson House to learn about the Simpson family and life in the 1930's.

This event requires a reservation/pre-purchased tickets, limited spots available for each tour (10 people maximum per tour).

Purchase your tickets today!

The tour is family-friendly, but it will be spooky. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour time, tours will not be delayed for missing participants. The area will be dark, but parking attendants will be present to assist with navigating the site. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more information!


Every month, a new craft is included with each children's admission ticket!
September: Coffee Filter Butterflies

In September, we are making butterflies! Each to-go kit includes materials, directions, and facts about butterflies and moths! Purchase your tickets today!

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Filled with the Spirit: Exploring the Antebellum Practice of Hush Arbors

Join the Arcadia Site Manager for FPAN's "Zoom into Archaeology" series on Thursday, September 23rd at 3:30!

During the antebellum period, enslaved African Americans had limited options for practicing religion, especially native traditions and combinations of both Christianity and African practices. There are several different alternatives of the term hush arbor, such as brush arbor or hush harbor, but they all refer to a secret meeting place where enslaved people would hold religious services. Scholarly literature, oral history interviews, and material culture shed light on this important aspect of African American lifeways and provide a foundation for further exploration and celebration.
This presentation is most appropriate for teens and adults, but is family-friendly. "Zoom into Archaeology" is a free online series that features a short presentation by an archaeologist via Zoom and an opportunity for participants to ask questions at the end of the presentation (duration is about one hour total).
Space is limited and a password will be required for access. RSVP for this presentation today!

Finding Balance on the Blackwater Kayak Tour

Join us on Friday, September 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. to learn about the unique history and ecology of the Blackwater River!

Tour participants will meet at 9:00 am at the Bagdad Mill Site Park Kayak Launch (6952 Cross Street Milton, FL 32583). We will conduct a short introduction and safety briefing, then launch our watercraft. Once we launch, the tour will make multiple stops along a 1.6 mile loop. 

This event is open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Space is limited to 15 participants, so please e-mail to reserve your spot. This tour is offered for free, but cash donations at the end of the tour are much appreciated and help us continue to offer other amazing learning opportunities!

This tour is recommended for ages 13+; participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Click this link or contact for more information!

Upcoming Programming

Join us for in-person programming this fall and spring (Covid-19 dependent)

Admiring the Hush Arbor: Inspiring Community Voices

Spring 2022

Are you looking for a speaker to present at a meeting or in a lecture series? Contact Arcadia Staff to request a presentation!

The Story Tree with Miss Moss

Enjoy Miss Moss from the comfort of your home!

Miss Moss has gone virtual, bringing the story tree to you at home! Subscribe to Arcadia's youtube channel to see all archived video programming!

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.