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Dade Battlefield State Park

Bushnell, FL
+1 352-793-4781
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Been here many, many times. Used to live within a mile. There are different major events during the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rhonda S
Florida Living History

Seeing an ad for this in the newspaper, I was curious enough to come watch the re-enactment... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Putnam Valley, New York
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The Seminole tribe defeated the U.S. Army here.
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  • Average8%
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Bushnell, FL
+1 352-793-4781
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many, many times. Used to live within a mile. There are different major events during the year. Around New Years, there is a reenactment of the battle that started the 2nd Seminole War. Later in the year, there is a WWII reenactment. The...More

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Seeing an ad for this in the newspaper, I was curious enough to come watch the re-enactment. Driving through swampy area to get to the park is part of the experience realizing the soldiers were hiking through palmetto swamp lands on their way from Ocala...More

1  Thank Marilyn2849
Reviewed 23 November 2017

In area for weekend--stopped by and they were have a festival--found some info on trapping, cider making, gem mining, and good country music. Also found out that the Seminoles won the battle of Dade "hands down"!

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We went with our friends and explored the visitors center. There was a ranger there who was very informative. Afterwards we went for a walk around the grounds then stopped and had a lovely picnic. All in all its a great little place to get...More

Thank GireRVadventure
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I have attended several of the program that have been put on at Dade Battlefield: the re-enactment of the Dade Massacre; cooking with a Dutch Oven; harvesting and preparing wild forage; New Year's Day hike; Pow Wows. We have rented the Lodge and had our...More

Thank LisaPogio
Reviewed 13 May 2017

THE START OF THE SECOND SEMINOLE WAR began here in December 1835 when Major Francis L. Dade, US Army and 108 troops were marching from Fort Brooke (Tampa) to Fort King (Ocala). They were attacked by 180 Seminoles led by Chief Micanopy and all killed...More

Thank JohnKBachmann
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a very simple place and I loved it. The little museum is full of information and I learned so much about the Seminoles and Florida history. There is a weird feeling when you walk around the grounds, but a sort of peace. Sad...More

Thank Gena C
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I had no clue that this State Park existed. I came across it when looking online for WWII information. My nephew and I attended for the WWII reenactment. We also took the time to explore the State Park and learn more about the Seminole War....More

Thank DLL4
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We've been coming here for many years. It's a great historical site rich in stories and educational opportunities. They also hold events here with re enactments and displays. Even if you come on a regular day there is plenty to explore but make a long...More

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This place is one of those left out of history books in school.That you don't know about. It is very informative. Never knew that about the Indian history here. It was awesome to learn. Thanks Bushnell for sharing.God Bless.

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12 June 2017|
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Response from Travelergirlfrom1972 | Reviewed this property |
You could spend a good part of a day here exploring and walking around. We brought a picnic lunch and just meandered. It is very hot in the summer months so going earlier in the day or later in the day is a good idea.
5 March 2016|
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Response from FLKayaker2003 | Reviewed this property |
First weekend in January each year. 7200 CR 603 Bushnell FL 33513