Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek in Kissimmee, FL

2491 Babb RdKissimmee, FL 34746
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Overview

Ready to travel back in time? Pioneer Village boasts authentic buildings that once stood in various areas in Osceola County. Learn what life was like before our modern times through interactive experiences, genuine replicas, and more. Visit the Blacksmith’s Shop, Seminole Village, the Cadman Complex, and other structures to discover the life of Osceola County’s 19th-century settlers.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kissimmee Travel Experts
  • Closed on major holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day)
  • Various buildings represent the different aspects of life as an early settler.
  • Self-guided tours are available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Description

from Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Admission
History meets nature at the Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Regional Park! Step back in time as you tour the fully-restored dwellings of some of Osceola County’s earliest settlers, furnished to depict lifestyles in the late 19th century. The Pioneer Village is comprised of a permanent collection of authentic structures which once upon a time stood in different areas of Osceola County. They were carefully relocated to our present location and gently preserved to demonstrate how life was once lived before our modern times. Visit our Seminole Settlement to see how Florida’s natives lived off the land.

Pioneer Village Sites
Partin Family - Caretakers House (Entrance Building)
Blacksmith's Shop
Lanier "Cracker House"
Tyson House
The Cadman Complex
Seminole Village
Mary Kendall Steffee Nature Preserve

Explore our Shingle Creek Regional Trail for hiking and biking. The Paddling Center offers guided tours, kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard rentals to get in touch with Florida’s nature on the Headwaters of the Everglades.

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h_harcus
Yorkshire
"Interesting history"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018
We visited the village as we were staying just at the end of the road! The village is well set out and clearly sign posted with lots of interesting information. It was good to read about the history of the area, rather than just the focus upon Disney and the theme parks. Reasonable price, and lots of good out door space.
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Kristiina2014
Hamilton, Canada
"Knowledgeable tour guides!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 27, 2018
We visited the Pioneer Village not knowing what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. There is a small fee of $7.00 to go through and there were some volunteers on hand to explain the history. It was very interesting to see how the Seminole’s lived in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. There are replicas of their homes and there are some originals. You can do the tour in about a half hour but if you want there are trails to walk or ride your bikes that would take about another hour. If you like history this is quite interesting.
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b0b55russell
Oakville, Canada
"International Visitors and Group Tour Of Business Partners"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 27, 2018
I was here nearly two hours and there were groups of people visiting from Canada and Brazil. There was even an organized group tour of Kissimmee area business people that are in partnership with this non-profit organization. I was informed they promote this historic site to tourists at various business sites within the community. Having done non-profit work presently and in the past I know of the importance in forming partnerships with like minded people and/or groups at large. Overall they do a reasonable good job in presenting the local interests from a historic perspective from the 1800's. They use various buildings and people dressed up to present information from this time period. Some could consider this place modest in nature but they do have plans for the site in the future. If you are into history than this place will certainly inform you!
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Paul D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
"Could make more of it"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018
This is a fascinating place with lots of insight into the old days. Well laid out with information near all the exhibits. However they could do more to make it more popular I suspect a shortage of funds could be the cause.
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Andre P
"Travel in time and history..."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 11, 2018
I have the opportunity to visit this nice place and enjoy the replica of the Pioneer village in Kissimmee that is part of Shingle Creek Regional Park. I recommend to visit for those that like to know place’s history and want to relax from parks and shopping in Orlando region.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek Admission

Is this attraction appropriate for all ages?
Yes.

What buildings are in the Pioneer Village?
Walk through and experience the authentic buildings and areas of Pioneer Village, including:

  • Partin Family – Caretaker’s House
  • Blacksmith's Shop
  • Lanier "Cracker House"
  • Tyson House
  • The Cadman Complex
  • Seminole Village
  • Mary Kendall Steffee Nature Preserve


Where is the Pioneer Village located?
Pioneer Village can be found at 2491 Babb Rd. Kissimmee FL 34746.

What are the hours of operation?
Pioneer Village is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with the exception of major holidays.

Is a gift shop onsite?
Yes.