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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.



February 10-11, 2018.

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 24-25, 2018.

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.

Cooper's Battalion Training Day. Fort Cooper State Park.

March 3, 2018. 10-11:30 AM. Park Pavillion.

This is an introductory program to Seminole War living history and reenactment participation. Parties interested in Seminole War reenacting are encouraged to attend.

Contact J. Marshall at: for more information.

Fort Cooper Days (Battle of Fort Cooper)

March 17-18, 2018.

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 Christmas Living History encampment.

March 31-April 1, 2018.

Living history encampment with two programs daily at Fort Christmas Historical Park, Christmas, FL.

Alligator Warrior Festival.

October, 2018.

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, 2018.

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, 2018.

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, 2018.

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

Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society

Fort Foster website.



January, 2019.

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, 2019.

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).

Fort Chokonikla Living History, Payne's Creek State Park.

Dates to be announced; ca. February, 2019.

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