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Cracker CountryFlorida State Fairgrounds4800 Hwy 301 NorthTampa, FL 33610


Cracker Country Living History Museum is looking for individuals who are interested in helping our guests re-live Florida's rural past. Museum educators help recreate rural Florida's past by interpreting through hands-on activities during public and school programs.

Community: More than 20,000 elementary aged school children visit Cracker Country every year. And many of them have never had the opportunity to learn of the lives of Florida’s 'crackers.’ Cracker Country volunteers provide a VALUABLE, hands-on, and lively interpretation to make rural Florida’s history come alive.

Florida State Fair: Cracker Country is the only living history museum in Tampa, Fl. and is a special feature of the Florida State Fair. Each year more than 200,000 Fair visitors enter Cracker Country and enjoy the unique demonstrations, crafts, and history. Cracker Country volunteers are vital in sharing the rural Floridians’ story with Tampa’s community.

Cracker Country Offers Many Types of Volunteer Opportunities: Cracker Country offers a variety of opportunities to match the diverse interests of potential volunteers. Roles such as historic area interpreter, maintenance, heirloom gardening, sewing, model train displays, store clerks, office work, outreach, and more.

Cracker Country Volunteers are Part of a Team: Volunteers work with a committed team of staff and other volunteers to help their community. Volunteers receive training and support from staff and veteran volunteers. Further, Cracker Country volunteers are part of a larger network, the Florida State Fair Authority who invests in the local community and the State of Florida!

Cracker Country Work is Flexible: Cracker Country volunteers generally can schedule their work to accommodate family, work, or other responsibilities. This makes volunteering flexible and rewarding!


  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • Sewing
  • History
  • Carpentry
  • Storytelling

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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