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Micanopy Florida – The Little Town That Time Forgot

September 18, 2020 by Corey A Edwards

Micanopy FloridaMicanopy FL, a tiny town 12 miles south of Gainesville, is more than meets the eye. Not only is it Florida’s oldest, continually inhabited inland settlement, with 38 buildings on the National Historic Register, it’s also an antiquers paradise and served as backdrop for two major motion pictures.

Micanopy (Mick-ah-NO-pee) may be exceedingly small, with a one square mile footprint and just under 650 residents, but it’s also Old Florida at its best.

Massive live oaks draped in Spanish moss shade turn-of-the-century buildings housing antiques shops, gift shops, and outdoor cafes. In fact, nearly all of Micanopy is a historic district.

The town, named after the Seminole chief of the Second Seminole War, started out as an Indian trading post in 1821. While much of the town had to be rebuilt after the Second Seminole War in the 1830s, those buildings are now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Rare Antiques and Collectibles at Waldo Flea Market and Antique Village

May 27, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Waldo Flea Market and Antique VillageIf you enjoy perusing antiques and collectibles, have we the place for you. The Waldo Flea Market and Antique Village has over 900 dealers, making it the largest antique and collectibles market in the region.

Antiques and collectibles fans know how exciting it is to hunt for the rare finds they covet. This is especially true when they find themselves outside their usual hunting grounds. There is excitement in the unknown. Where the rest of us only see piles of “old used stuff,” they see a potential for buried treasure and can entertain themselves for hours just browsing.

If this describes you, you’ll be happy to learn that Waldo Antique Village is just a five minute drive from our North Central Florida bed and breakfast. The 20,000 square foot, two story building is a magnet for collectors, with a cornucopia of items inside. You’ll see antiques, curiosities, jewelry, apparel, art, toys, records, tools, furniture, and a host of other collectibles.

And that’s just the Waldo Antique Village – wait until you see the Waldo Flea Market!

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