Historic Arcadia From Home

COVID-19 Statement

As a Direct Support Organization of the University of West Florida, the UWF Historic Trust properties and museums are following the guidance of the University of West Florida for COVID-19 precautions. UWF is dedicated to the well-being and health of our organization and community. For COVID-19 updates from the University of West Florida, review uwf.edu/coronavirus.

Phase I Reopening

On Friday, May 22 Historic Arcadia reopened to the public including the Visitor's Center and Museum and Arcadia Homestead. 

Limited operations of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays only resumed, allowing plenty of time to sanitize the facilities. 

We are operating at 50% capacity at both museum facilities. In order to ensure the social distancing guidelines, we are only offering online discounted tickets that are good for both museums, for one day only. Adult tickets are half-priced at $3 per person and children ages 14 and under are free for a limited time!

Hand sanitizer stations are located at the entrance of both museum facilities. All interactive exhibits have been removed and the children's exhibit must remain closed. The museum store will also remain closed, but online sales are available.

Staff is developing our reopening plan per the suggestions of the American Alliance of Museums which states, "a gradual approach [which] allows your museum to prioritize health and safety while taking progressive steps to restore regular operations."

Children's Resources

Check out these fun resources to use at home!

Coloring Sheets:

Arcadia Mill Coloring Sheet

Arcadia Homestead Coloring Sheet

Water Wheel Coloring Sheet


What is a thaumatrope? Find out below and make one for yourself!

How to Make a Thaumatrope

Thaumatrope Template

Have you ever thought about how clothes were once made? Learn more about spinning and weaving below!

Weaver's Cottage Activity Sheets

Help Archie the Archaeologist find his tools in the I-Spy below!

I Spy Archaeology


Miss Moss Story Time

Miss Moss has returned to share story time once again under the story tree at Arcadia Homestead!

Miss Moss reads The Good Egg

Miss Moss reads Madeline

Miss Moss reads Chicken Soup With Rice

Miss Moss reads Amelia Bedelia

Miss Moss reads The Monster at the End of This Book

Miss Moss reads Jillian Jiggs

Miss Moss reads Goodnight Pensacola

Miss Moss reads If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Archaeology in the A/C

Join us for archaeology in the comfort of your own, air-conditioned home!

Mystery Artifact #1

Mystery Artifact #2

Well, hello! Learn about our brick-lined well at the Arcadia Homestead site!

Fun with Flora

Check out these short videos about the interesting plants along Arcadia's boardwalk!

What is muscadine?

Need a caffeine boost? Learn about yaupon holly!

Have a wound from your quarantine home-improvement project? Learn about sphagnum moss!


Social Media 

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Dig Deep to Help Arcadia

Now more than ever, we need your support to continue our mission of promoting life-long learning, community engagement, critical thinking, and historical and cultural understanding within a broad context. Please consider joining the crew and help save Arcadia!