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2018 Fort Cooper Days Seminole War Reenactment

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Relive history at the Fort Cooper Days Seminole War Reenactment on March 17-18, 2018 at Fort Cooper State Park in Inverness, Florida. Each year on the 3rd weekend in March, Fort Cooper Days is held, providing a look at what life was like during the early 1800s in Florida, including 2nd Seminole War Battle Reenactments. Fort Cooper Days is a two-day event, complete with two battle reenactments daily, Living History demonstrations, Period Arts and Crafts, live muic, food and refreshments.

Fort Cooper Days Seminole War Reenactment

Two Battle Reenactments Daily
The battle reenactments portray an 1836 battle between soldiers of the First Georgia Batallion of Volunteers and Seminole Indians. The Fort Cooper Days battle reenactments demonstrate the conditions and types of weapons used during these hostile times and in this hostile environment. That still looks as it did 180 years later. During the Second Seminole War, a battle took place in these woods, when Osceola and some five hundred warriors confronted Major Mark Anthony Cooper and the 380 soldiers under his command. Who were ordered to “build a fort and hold their ground”.

Fort Cooper Days - Fort Cooper State Park - Frienda of Fort Cooper

Tour the Park
Take some time while you are at Fort Cooper State Park to explore the trails around Lake Holathlikaha, there’s great birding and wildlife viewing opportunities all along the way.

Admission
$5.00 General admission Adult
$1.00 Children 6 to 17
Free – Children under 6

Hours
Daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Battle reenactments twice daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Requirements to Participate in the Fort Cooper Days Reenactment:

  • Must have the ability to follow verbal and/or visual instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must have the ability to enter and exit the facilities independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must have the ability to traverse uneven terrain independently or with the assistance of a companion.
  • Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors and insects for as long as they choose to attend the event.
  • Must be able to maneuver physically through crowds independently or with the assistance of a companion.

Location
Fort Cooper State Park
3100 S. Old Floral City Road
Inverness, FL 34450
(352) 726-0315

Directions: From I-75, exit at SR-44 near Wildwood, take SR-44 West, once in Inverness, get into the left lane, turn left/South on US-41, get into the left lane, turn left at Eden Drive, then right/south at the stop sign, this puts you on Old Floral City Road, the park will be on your right less-than a mile up the road.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Fort Cooper Days Seminole War Reenactment in Inverness, Florida in March.

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