(PENSACLOA, Fla.) - Imagine stepping back in time... 200, 300... even 400 years.
You can at Historic Pensacola Village, which is a collection of 22 historic homes and structures in downtown Pensacola.
The collection reflects 400 years of that city's past.
That would be impressive on its own.
But in old Pensacola, they don't just present history, they live it.
And what they demonstrate is an eye opener for young and old alike.
Presenters take you back hundreds of years through the periods of occupation by the British, French and Spanish.
You'll see how fires were started, crops were grown, even how clothes were made and washed...which is sure to be an eye opener from many.
And soon there will be something new, says Sheyna Marcey of West Florida Preservation, Inc.
"You are going to see the construction of our cookhouse," said Marcey. "And we are excited because we are adding a brand new cooking program. We are doing a foodways program, so we'll be making food from when the Spanish were here and British were here. Once the construction is done we will actually redo our garden and try to grow our own vegetables. I say try because we're not all perfect."
The village and associated museums are operated by West Florida Historic Preservation Inc., and are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until 4pm .
For directions and ticket info, visit www.historicpensacola.org