2020 Dade Battle Reenactment of the 2nd Seminole War
Experience the Dade Battle Reenactment of the 2nd Seminole War on January 4-5, 2020 at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell, Florida. Each year, on the first full weekend (Saturday & Sunday) of January, the Dade Battlefield Society sponsors a re-enactment of the battle. Arrive early on re-enactment weekend. The park manager says Sunday is usually less crowded than Saturday. The actual battle is at 2 p.m. each day, although there are activities all day.
Dade Battle Reenactment of the 2nd Seminole War
The Dade Battle Reenactment includes period soldier, Seminole and Civilian camps; a Sutler Trade Fair; historic arts and crafts demonstrations; full scale cannon firing; tree cutting and barricade building; musket shooting; tomahawk throwing and primitive archery. Step back in time with period soldier costumes, Seminole and Civilian camps, a sutler trade fair, historic arts and crafts demonstrations, full-scale cannon firing, musket shooting, tomahawk throwing and primitive archery.
Admission: $5 per person, children under 6 free, parking $2 per vehicle.
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 Co Rd 603
Bushnell, FL 33513
Dade Battle Reenactment Mini-Gallery
About the Dade Massacre & Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell, Florida (an easy drive from both Tampa and Orlando) preserves the site of one of the most important battles in American history. The Second Seminole War was the setting for the Dade Massacre. In response to the U.S. government’s effort to move their people to a reservation, 180 Seminole warriors ambushed a column of 110 marching U.S. Army troops led by Major Francis Langhorne Dade on the morning of December 28, 1835. Only three U.S. soldiers survived, while only three Seminole warriors were killed. The 80-acre park protects not only a historic battlefield, but also the natural communities as they existed during the war.
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