Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site is the Milton, FL campus of UWF Historic Trust.


Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site welcomes visitors to West Florida's largest water-powered industrial complex.
Welcome to Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

How to find us

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site is located 5709 Mill Pond Lane, Milton, FL 32583. Phone: (850) 626.3084. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4. 

Arcadia Mill offers visitors an historical experience as well as the opportunity to visit a unique wetland ecosystem. This 19th century water-powered industrial complex included two lumber mills, a textile mill, bucket and pail factory, shingle mill, one of Florida's first railroads, and a multi-ethnic village. Today, Arcadia Mill functions as an archaeological site that is interpreted for the public through indoor and outdoor exhibits and archaeological remains visible throughout the site.

From Main Campus turn left onto North Davis Highway (FL-10, US-90ALT) from Campus Drive. Continue traveling on FL-10, US-90 into Milton. Turn left onto Anna Simpson Road then turn left onto Mill Pond Lane. Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site is located at the end of Mill Pond Lane and the Visitor's Center and Museum is on the left


Take a Tour with Us

Tour the grounds with a trained, knowledgeable guide. Tours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:15 pm. To schedule a group tour, please contact Arcadia Mill Education Staff at (850) 626.3084 ext. 102.

Self Guide Through Arcadia Grounds

Arcadia grounds are open from sunrise to sunset for visitors to stroll at their leisure. Interpretive signage located throughout the boardwalk provides historical and archaeological information to enhance your self-guided tour.

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site is hosting Summer 2014 Terrestrial Field School.
Summer 2014 Terrestrial Field School at Arcadia Mill

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Field School

Arcadia Mill is hosting a section of the University of West Florida 2014 Terrestrial Field School at the Simpson Lot from May 19 through June 25. The field school is investigating the location of the historic Simpson House (ca. 1835-1935) which was inhabited by Ezekiel Simpson and his family. The Simpson House served as the high-status residence during the antebellum period at Arcadia and later functioned as a farm during the early 20th century. The house stood for approximately 100 years until it burned to the ground on March 1, 1935. The summer 2014 research design focuses entirely on identifying architectural remains and associated features of the Simpson House with the goal of delineating structural boundaries, dimensions, construction methods, and the like. 

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