Rounded Rectangle: Rounded Rectangle: Micanopy Historical Society
P.O. Box 462
Micanopy, Florida  32667
(352) 466-3200

Indian Canoe

Rounded Rectangle: Museum location:
607 NE Cholokka Blvd.

Daily, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Suggested donation:  $2.00

This canoe was rediscovered in 1962 in Hampton Lake, northwest of Starke, Florida.  It was left in the lake for years until space was available at the Bureau of Archaeological Research in Tallahassee to preserve the canoe by immersion in a vat of sugar-water solution.

The 18-foot canoe of southern hard pine is charred on the inside, indicating the use of the chip-and-burn method of construction prior to the introduction of iron tools.  The narrow body was likely maneuvered around the shallow lake with a pole.


Historic Micanopy

Gift Shop

Thrasher Warehouse

Florida Under Five Flags

Pole Barn

Circa 1930 Coca-Cola Sign

J.E. Thrasher General Store

Wanton’s Trading Post

Bartram’s Travels

The Benjamin Collection

R.H. May

Talking Map

“Moses Levy of Florida”

“The Far Frontier”

Post Office

The Laundry

Ice Box

Wedding Gown

Naval Stores

Children’s Corner

Seminole Patchwork

Seminole War Chiefs

The Civil War

Second Seminole War


Indian Canoe

Statehood 1845

The War Years


Wilma’s Beauty Shop

Sibley Tent Stove