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Dade Battlefield State Park

Bushnell, FL
+1 352-793-4781
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I have attended several of the program that have been put on at Dade Battlefield: the re-enactment... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bushnell, Florida

THE START OF THE SECOND SEMINOLE WAR began here in December 1835 when Major Francis L. Dade, US... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Port Orange, Florida
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The Seminole tribe defeated the U.S. Army here.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank tim h
Reviewed 20 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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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....More

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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

Thank Barbara M
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
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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.
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Response from FLKayaker2003 | Reviewed this property |
First weekend in January each year. 7200 CR 603 Bushnell FL 33513