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Monday, November 29, 2021

Fort King National Historic Landmark hosting re-enactment of Osceola attack

The Fort King National Historic Landmark, located at 3925 East Fort King Street, will host a re-enactment of the Osceola attack next month.

The fourth annual “Fight for Freedom” re-enactment will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park. The cost to attend is $5 per person, with veterans and children under the age of 5 receiving free admission. Parking and the tram are also free.

The event show showcase the history behind the demise of the Indian Agent Wiley Thompson, an event that lead to the start of the Second Seminole War.

A Seminole village and soldiers’ encampment will show what life was like in the 1830s. The event will include time period vendors, traditional skills workshops, food trucks, drinks and games such as tomahawk throwing and horseshoes.

For more information, visit the Fort King National Historic Landmark website or call 352-368-5533.