Yesteryear Village, a History Park

A living history park where interpreters share stories about life in the county prior to 1940.

Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds is a year-round attraction. An old school, a farm, a blacksmith shop, a general store, and several houses among other buildings; they all make up the historic, fascinating Yesteryear Village park. This is a unique opportunity to chat with town residents and listen to them telling stories of how life was like in the Palm Beaches prior to 1940!

This is a history park nestled on 10 acres, showcasing buildings and artifacts from 1895 to 1945. Visitors can discover a large collection of early, original and replicated buildings including the only big band museum in the United States, the Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame Museum.


Plan your visit. The Yesteryear Village is located at:
9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, 33411 (see map below)

The Village is open all year round, Thursday through Saturday.
Gates open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day.
Admission: $10 Adults, $7 Seniors 60+, $7 Children (5-11 Yrs. Old ), 5 and under, free.
For more information and calendar of events, visit southfloridafair.com or call (561) 793-0333


What’s the attraction?

There’s something inside most of us that loves a thrill or a nostalgic trip to the past.

Everybody and everything within Yesteryear Village has a story. This village was created to tell the beginning of our city’s story.

The Yesteryear Village was started in 1990, and the Loxahatchee Groves Schoolhouse was the first building that was moved here. When Loxahatchee Groves first opened in 1936, with one teacher and 13 children in grade one through six, the one-room schoolhouse you will see at the village was used to teach younger kids on one side of the room, and older kids on the other side.

Volunteers-at-Yesteryear-Village-Explaining-their-Roles
Volunteers at the Village explaining their roles

This is an example of how interactive and educational for all this place can be.

On display, there’s a variety of original and reproduced buildings, as well as a great collection of old fire engines, tractors and farm equipment. The village guided tours are offered of the buildings; each of which is furnished in period style, with volunteers acting as townspeople dressed in the proper attire.

Directions to Yesteryear Village

9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 – Take Southern Boulevard to Sansbury’s Way (west of Turnpike). Go North. Enter Gate 3 to Archway Gate. Find the address on the map for directions. You can also find restaurants and other nearby attractions here.

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