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Dade Battlefield State Park

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Address: Bushnell, FL
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+1 352-793-4781
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

The Seminole tribe defeated the U.S. Army here.

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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... read more

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Port Orange, Florida
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Port Orange, Florida
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 but 3 who escaped. The park commemorates the battle and has an excellent website at... More 

Thank JohnKBachmann
Clearwater, Florida
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588 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
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 events too place here and this State Park is a wonderful memorial. They have a... More 

Thank Gena C
Eustis, Florida
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61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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. It was very educational and inspired me to learn more about the State of Florida's... More 

Thank DLL4
Brooksville, Florida
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378 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 to come on a weekend where they are holding an event for the best opportunity... More 

Thank Travelergirlfrom1972
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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.

Thank tim h
Spring Hill, Florida
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228 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to spend Sunday afternoon with your family. It's a wonderful place to have a picnic educational and doesn't cost anything.

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Brooksville, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you live in the area, you definitely want to get a copy of the Event Calendar for Dade Battlefield State Park. A variety of activities are available throughout the year; craft classes, nature studies, pioneer events, WWII reenactments,... The list goes on and on. The events are enjoyable, educational, and well managed. Most events are free or a minimal... More 

Thank Diane R
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great for enjoying nature. Also have an inside room with full kitchen for rent for special events. Videos etc.

Thank Barbara M
Daleville, Alabama
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Stopped here to GeoCache, was full of historical information. The area was just beautiful. Several GeoCaches hidden in the little park.

Thank Terri U
Inverness, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great learning for the kids. Good for learning about Florida's histoy and visiting one of our many state parks.

Thank ajtaylorvendur

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