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Below is a partial list of upcoming Seminole War reenactment events.

A typical Militia Man of the early 19th Century.

Upcoming Seminole War reenactment events.

The following list is not a complete one. Nor does the Florida Frontier Guard participate at all of them as individuals, or as a group. For more information on these events, see the attached links and contacts for event details and requirements.


Alligator Warrior Festival.

October 15-16, 2016.

Annual festival at O'Leno State Park,  High Springs, FL. Featuring daily reenactment of September, 1836 Battle of San Felasco Hammock. See website for details at:

Fort Christmas Historical Park Living History.

November 19-20, 2016.

For spring and fall each year, or the weekend before Easter, and weekend before Thanksgiving. For more information call the park at (407) 254-9310. Website: Fort Christmas Website.


Attack on Fort King, Ocala, FL.

December 3 & 4, 2016: New Event!

Attack on Fort King” at the Fort King Park in Ocala. This is

planned as an annual event, with a recreation of the Dec. 28, 1835 attack that killed Agent Wiley Thompson. Plans are to have a reconstruction of the fort done by summer 2017. Contact: Bill Rodriguez,



Candlelight Tours/Battle Re-enactment at Fort Foster.

December 9-10, 2016 (Fri. & Sat.). 6-9 PM daily.

Night battle reenactments of Seminole attempts to burn Hillsborough River Bridge. See details here:

Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society

Fort Foster website.



January 7-8, 2017,

At Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, Bushnell, FL.

Regular Army and Seminole Indian Impressions only. Held on actual battlefield. For more details, see website at:

Dade Battlefield.


Battle of Loxahatchee.

January 28-29, 2017.

This is  Friday (school day) and Saturday event! Battle on


Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, Jupiter, FL. The park and preservationists are going to plan a reenactment event in January, 2016 on the actual site of the final “large-scale” battle of the Second Seminole War. Website for more information:

Loxahatchee Battlefield Preservationists (event volunteers).

park website





January 29-30, 2017.

Hillsborough River State Park/Fort Foster Historic Site

Annual pre-1840 fur trade Rendezvous event at Ft. Foster. Battle reenactments and fort tours both days.

Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society

Battle of Okeechobee Re-enactment.

February 25-26, 2017.

Okeechobee Battlefield State Park, Okeechobee, FL.

Regular infantry, Missouri Volunteers, and Seminoles needed. Battle reenactments both days. Held on portion of actual battlefield.

For more information see site at;

Okeechobee Battlefield Friends website.


Fort Cooper Days (Battle of Fort Cooper)

March 11-12, 2017.

Fort Cooper State Park, Inverness, FL.

Battle reenactments twice daily. Georgia Militia, some regulars, and Seminoles needed. Held on actual site.

 Friends of Fort Cooper website.

Ft. Cooper park website.

Fort Chokonikla Encampment.

Date to be announced.

Payne's Creek Historic State Park, Bowling Green, FL.

1849 Seminole Campaign living history encampment. Held on actual site of Payne’s Creek trade store massacre, and of Ft. Chokonikla, 1850.

For more information, contact park at (863) 375-4717. Payne's Creek State Park website.

Library of Congress.
Burn! South Carolina Volunteers torch a Seminole Village in Florida, 1836.

Second Seminole War Reenactors, 1835-1842