School Day Information

School Tours on the Thursday of Alafia

Each year on the Thursday of the Alafia River Rendezvous the Florida Frontiersmen invite hundreds of school age children to catch a glimpse of America’s past.  During School Tour days, school groups of approximately 25 to 30 children experience history first hand. Blacksmiths, weavers, potters, rope makers, leather tanners, basket makers, and others all take time to demonstrate their art. Children can see everything from how a bow and arrows are made to how a musket or a cannon is shot.

School Tours Pricing

School age children and babies are admitted for free. Adults are admitted for $10 each.


The parking lot opens at 8 am. Groups are admitted by assigned times between 9 am and 11 am.  Allowing groups to enter in a staggered fashion helps with crowd control. All School Tour children and adults should leave by 4 pm.


Reservations are required so that the School Tour Chief can divide larger groups of students into small groups and to assign docents or personal guides to the school groups that request them.

Click on this link to obtain a registration form and for instructions: 2018 School Tour Registration.

Please contact Kimberly Beisler-Alafia River Rendezvous School Tour Chief 2018 at for further information.

Key Rules

Students must stay with their adult chaperones.
No pets are permitted during School Tour days with the exception of registered service animals.
Coolers must stay in vehicles. All School Tour attendees may go to the parking lot for their bag lunches. Alternately, many restaurants will serve period correct food items for your pleasure.

Sights of the Alafia

Below are just a few of the sights at Alafia.

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The Cooper (bucket maker)

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Broom Maker – Madeleine McLean of Wonky Wood Works shows how to make a broom

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Learn something new from the Friendly Natives, the Metis’

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Beekeeper and Honey

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A Bagpiper – Piper Bob

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Root Beer is always a hit!

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