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Below is a partial list of upcoming Seminole War reenactment events.

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A typical Militia Man of the early 19th Century.

 
 

Note: the following list is a partial one. Nor does the Florida Frontier Guard participate at all of them as individuals, or as a group. For more information on these events, see the attached links and contacts for event details and requirements.

Alligator Warrior Festival. October 19-20, 2013.

Annual festival at O'Leno State Park,  High Springs, FL. Featuring daily reenactment of September, 1836 Battle of San Felasco Hammock. See website for details at: http://alligatorfest.org/

 

Loxahatchee Battlefield event.

November, 15,16, 17, 2013.

Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, Jupiter, FL

Living history event, with historical vignettes by reenactors, on actual site of the final “large-scale” battle of the Second Seminole War. Website for more information: http://www.loxahatcheebattlefield.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=8

 

Fort Christmas Historical Park Living History.

For spring and fall each year, or the weekend before Easter, and weekend before Thanksgiving. For more information call the park at (407) 254-9310. Website: http://www.nbbd.com/godo/FortChristmas/

 

Candlelight Tours/Battle Re-enactment at Fort Foster.

December 13-14, 2013. 6-9 PM daily.

Night battle reenactments of Seminole attempts to burn Hillsborough River Bridge. See details here: http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortfoster/default.cfm

 

DADE’S BATTLE

January 4-5, 2014,

At Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, Bushnell, FL.

Regular Army and Seminole Indian Impressions only. Held on actual battlefield. For more details, see website at:

http://www.dadebattlefield.com/

 

Day in Florida history, Deleon Springs State Park

January 14, 2014, 9 AM-4 PM.

Deleon Springs State Park.

A multi-period encampment at the park. For more information, see website and guidelines linked here:

http://www.floridastateparks.org/deleonsprings/events.cfm?viewevent=9524#9524

 

Big Cypress Shootout.

February 1-2, 2014.

Billie Swamp Safari, Big Cypress Seminole Reservation.

Not a reenactment of an actual event, but popular, and supports Seminole Tribe of Florida, etc. For more see website: https://www.facebook.com/BigCypressShootout

 

FORT FOSTER RENDEZVOUS

February 8-9, 2014.

Hillsborough River State Park/Fort Foster Historic Site

Annual pre-1840 fur trade Rendezvous event at Ft. Foster. Battle reenactments and fort tours both days.

http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortfoster/events.cfm?viewevent=9588#9588

 

Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment.

February 22-23, 2014.

Okeechobee Battlefield State Park, Okeechobee, FL.

Regular infantry, Missouri Volunteers, and Seminoles needed. Battle reenactments both days. Held on portion of actual battlefield.

For more information see site at;

http://www.okeechobeebattlefield.com/

 

Fort Cooper Days (Battle of Fort Cooper)

March 21-22, 2015.

Fort Cooper State Park, Inverness, FL.

Battle reenactments twice daily. Georgia Militia, some regulars, and Seminoles needed. Held on actual site. For more information contact Park Ranger Dianne Drye at: Dianne.Drye@dep.state.fl.us

 

Fort Chokonikla Encampment,

Date T.B.A.

Payne's Creek Historic State Park, Bowling Green, FL.

1849 Seminole Campaign living history encampment. Held on actual site of Payne’s Creek trade store massacre, and of Ft. Chokonikla, 1850.

For more information, contact park at (863) 375-4717

 

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Burn! South Carolina Volunteers torch a Seminole Village in Florida, 1836.

Second Seminole War Reenactors, 1835-1842