Each year Floridians have the opportunity to be transported back in time to learn more about the history of our state during Yulee Railroad Days. Cities and towns along the original Florida Railroad route that stretched 155 miles from Fernandina to Cedar Key, connecting the Atlantic to the Gulf, each organize their own unique events. Yulee Railroad Days gives visitors the chance to learn about the old railroads and to learn more about Florida's pioneer past.
This year, two cities in our region have events planned. One of the largest of these regional events will occur in Archer on Saturday, June 5 from 9 am - 10 pm (Events will all be rescheduled for Sunday if Saturday gets rained out).
Events in Archer: At the Archer Depot downtown
- Native American encampment
- Canon blasts at Civil War re-enactors camp
- Arts and crafts
- Multi-cultural foods
- Railroad museum
- Maddox Foundry Open House
- Live Entertainment
- Patriotic parade
- Flag ceremony in honor of D-Day
Events in Homosassa: 10 am – 3 pm at the Yulee Sugar Mills Ruins Historic State Park and the Old Printing Museum/Museum Café
- Guided tours of Yulee's Sugar Mill every half hour
- Ranger Leroy Smith's interpretation
- Civil War-era interpreters and re-enactors
- Live musical performances
- Cane grinding demonstrations
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