By  Mike Miller Updated March 21, 2023

Florida historic homes have always fascinated me during my many years of traveling around the state.

You can tell so much about the history and character of a town by looking around at its collection of historic homes and business buildings.

DeFuniak SpringsDeFuniak Springs

Some of them are historic enough to be on the National Register of Historic Places or local historic districts, but many are just old Florida homes with a lot of character but no pedigree. 

Many of them are better built than their modern counterparts. 

Some older lumber, for example, is much denser than the modern stuff and far more resistant to rot and termites.


This is a random selection of homes from different towns in Florida.  A few are open to the public, but most are being lived in by happy families.

If you will get off the beaten path and roam around the residential neighborhoods, you will find gems like these in most Florida towns and cities.

Alachua, photo by EbyabeAlachua, photo by Ebyabe



Capps, Asa May Rosewood PlantationCapps, Asa May Rosewood Plantation

Eden Gardens State Park, 1897 Home
Flickr/JR P

Groveland, Edge Home, Photo by EbyabeGroveland, Edge Home, Photo by Ebyabe

Mascotte, Tuscanooga RoadMascotte, Tuscanooga Road


Zellwood, Sydonie MansionZellwood, Sydonie Mansion

If you enjoyed seeing these historic houses, you might also like our page on Florida historic buildings and architecture.

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