2019 Fort Cooper Days Seminole War Reenactment
Relive history at the Fort Cooper Days Seminole War Reenactment on March 16-17, 2019 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”.
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.
$5.00 General admission Adult
$1.00 Children 6 to 17
Free – Children under 6
Daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Battle reenactments twice daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm