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Pioneer Settlement Features
- Brantley Building (built 1888)
- Endicott House (built 1898)
- The Blacksmith Shop
- Saw Mill
- Sugar Cane Shed
- Print Shop
- Pole Barn
- Agricultural Building
- Nature Camps
Rent the Pole Barn for events.
About the Pioneer Settlement
The Pioneer Settlement is operated by the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department in cooperation with the Pioneer Settlement, a nonprofit, volunteer organization whose mission is to authentically recreate the life styles of Pinellas County pioneers.
Located in Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, the Settlement is a living history museum where visitors can experience the skills, crafts and social customs of late 19th century life in west central Florida.
What you'll see: the Brantley Building (1888), Endicott House (1898), the Blacksmith shop, Saw Mill, Sugar Cane Shed, Print Shop and Pole Barn. These buildings have been the backdrop of Civil War enactments, music festivals, antique engine shows and family fun game days and other period themed events.
In addition, Pioneer Seasonal Camps are offered several times a year and through the summer for children ages seven through thirteen. Campers experience a time when family, friendship and integrity were as important as food, water and shelter. Activities are adapted from the Association of Experiential Education to foster team building, leadership and self esteem.