Seminole War Reenacted This Weekend In Bushnell
By Space Coast Daily // January 5, 2014
continues today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In 1835, Indian warriors ambushed U.S. soldiers in a battle that started the Second Seminole War.
Every January, under the oaks of Dade Battlefield State Park, history lovers gather to commemorate the battle that started the Second Seminole War.
On December 28, 1835, Indian warriors ambushed 108 U.S. soldiers at this site, and only three soldiers survived.
The 80-acre park protects not only a historic battlefield, but also the natural communities as they existed during the war. As you stroll the half-mile trail through pine flatwoods, keep your eyes peeled for gopher tortoises, woodpeckers, songbirds, hawks or indigo snakes.
The amenities of Dade Battlefield include a playground, picnic area with covered shelters and recreation hall.
The park’s visitor center provides information and displays about the historic battle, as well as a 12-minute video history of the battle This Land, These Men.
This weekend, that battle is being reenacted at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell. The event, which started yesterday, continues today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the battle taking place at 2 p.m.
The cost is $5 per person, plus $3 per vehicle for parking.
For more information visit FloridaStateParks.org
BELOW MAP: Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is located at 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, Florida 33513