Re-Live Florida’s “Cracker” History in Perry, FL

  Florida’s Forest Capital State Museum and Cracker Homestead, located in Perry, is part of Florida’s State Park system.  Located on US19 (Byron Butler Parkway) just south of town, this 1864 home and furnishings will give visitors a taste of Florida’s past.  Open 9AM to Noon, Monday through Thursday, this place is worth a visit. …

Delightfully Doughy Delicacies at Johnson’s Bakery, Perry, FL

Yes, many of our larger communities have Publix Supermarkets with excellent bakeries (Gainesville has at least 10!) but I’ve never heard anyone claim that they’re better than Johnson’s Bakery in downtown Perry, Florida.  Downtown Perry, the county seat of Taylor County, is undergoing a growth spurt and remodeling, and the heart of the action and …

Deal’s Oyster House in Perry, Florida–A “Must Stop” For Great Seafood!

Don’t drive too fast on US98 west of Perry or you might miss Deal’s Oyster House.  This unassuming white building is home to some of the best seafood in the region and as they tell you “The finest people in the world come through that door”.  Of course, oysters (raw or fried) top the menu …