2019 Olustee Battle Reenactment
Experience the 43rd Annual Olustee Battle Reenactment (aka Battle of Ocean Pond Reenactment) on February 15-17, 2019 at the Olustee Battlefield State Park near Sanderson, Florida. This is the famous site of Florida’s Largest Civil War Battle. The Battle of Olustee is the largest, annual Civil War event in the southeastern United States. Over 2,500 Civil War reenactors (men, women and children) come to the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park every year from all over the United States. These reenactors portray military personnel (infantry, artillery, cavalry, medical), members of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, and Civil War era civilians and sutlers. Numerous Civil War authors and historical exhibitors can be seen throughout the weekend. You can listen to almost continuous presentations under the large (9,000 square feet) tent. Plenty of seating is available.
Olustee Battle Reenactment ((aka Battle of Ocean Pond Reenactment)
Shuttle rides are available to the Battle Site at Olustee from the Lake City Airport and Baker County Prison Center. Both sites are located on US 90 East & West of the Olustee Battle Site. Minimum bus charge is $2.00 for Adults and $1.00 for Students; Preschool children are free.
ATM not available – credit/debit cards not accepted
Adults – $12
School-age children – $6
Pre-school-age children – FREE
Friday School Day – $5
Olustee Battle Reenactment Schedule by Day:
Parking: Beginning in 2019, public parking is NOT allowed along US 90, at or close to the battlefield, with the exception of persons with a disability placard. FREE bus shuttle service is provided from the Dowling Center, 1.5 miles EAST of the Battlefield on U.S. 90, directly across from the Baker County Correctional Institutional. No shuttle buses will operate west of the Battlefield.
Stay another day and come back next year!
Reenactors, sulters and other exhibitors wishing to spend the night after the Olustee Battle Reenactment may stay until Monday.
For More Information
Call 877-635-3655; Email email@example.com,
Spectator Tips for Olustee Battle Reenactment
Camps: While a number of the Olustee Battle Reenactment participants camp in the modern area, most camp in Civil War style—from tents in all sizes and styles to campaign (no tents and just what they can carry on their backs). The camps are everywhere. Many are strictly military, others are civilian and still others are combined. Visitors/spectators are encouraged to visit the authentic camps, wander among the campfires, listen to the soldiers and civilians and ask questions. While you should not wander through the modern reenactor camps, you are welcome to visit the authentic Federal (Union) infantry and civilian camps, the combined Federal and Confederate cavalry and artillery camps, and the Confederate infantry and civilian camps.