2019 Battle of the Loxahatchee Reenactment
Experience the Seminole War of 1838 at Battle of the Loxahatchee Reenactment on January 25-26, 2019 at the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park in Jupiter, Florida. Bring the family for this day of history. This event commemorates the Second Seminole War battles that occurred within Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park. There will be period dressed reenactors, US Army and Seminole camps, weapons demonstrations, exhibitors, guest speakers, battlefield tours and a battle reenactment that will begin approximately at 2:00 p.m. Food trucks will also be on-site.
Battle of the Loxahatchee Reenactment
The annual Battle of the Loxahatchee Reenactment, organized by the Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists, takes place on the actual ground that was fought upon by the U.S. Army and Seminole Indians on Jan. 24, 1838. Few battle reenactments of any type take place on the original battlegrounds where they originally took place, something that adds to the significance of this event.
Public Welcome – Free Admission – Rain or Shine
Battle of the Loxahatchee Reenactment Features:
* Weapons demonstrations, including artillery, throughout the day.
* Guided battlefield tours by hosts in period attire.
* Historic presentations; Seminole Storytelling
* Battlefield Tours
* Food and beverage vendors.
Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park
9060 Indiantown Road
Jupiter, Florida 33478
Battle of the Loxahatchee Reenactment Mini-Gallery
Schedule (subject to change)
9 a.m. – Noon Education Day
9 a.m. – Gates open
10 a.m. – Archaeology at the Loxahatchee Battlefield
10 a.m. – Battlefield Tour
10:30 a.m. – Weapons demonstration; muskets and cannon
11 a.m. – Daily Florida life and work in the Seminole War era
12 p.m. – Historic Presentation at the Speakers Circle
1 p.m. – Historic Presentation at the Speakers Circle
2 p.m. – Reenactment of the Battle of the Loxahatchee
3 p.m. – Post battle history presentation
3:00 p.m. – Battlefield Tour
4 p.m. – Weapons demonstration
About The Battle of the Loxahatchee
The Battle of the Loxahatchee Reenactment takes place on the actual ground that was fought upon by the U.S. Army and Seminole Indians on Jan. 24, 1838. The Battle of the Loxahatchee was the last major standing battle of the Second Seminole War, the longest and most expensive Indian War in American history. It was also the biggest battle with the amount of soldiers involved. More than 1,500 soldiers squared off against several hundred tribal and Black Seminoles. Black Seminoles were escaped slaves who assimilated into the Seminole culture to fight for their freedom. Seminoles were an amalgamation of tribes (mostly Creek) who entered into Spanish Florida more than 100 years before this battle to escape white encroachment.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Battle of the Loxahatchee Reenactment in January at the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park in Jupiter, Florida.
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