Settlers moved to Central Florida late in the history of our nation. Rural villages and small towns were the norm in the late 19th century. Joy and I love touring old houses. Many homes in Virginia are hundreds of years older than those on the Pioneer Village site, but the old wooden house still holds so much charm.
Florida grows oranges. The village displays a citrus packing house with sorters, juicers, and smudge pots that were used in the fields. Our helpful guide informed us that many of the orange groves have moved farther south over the years, so that there are few working orange groves left in Osceola County.