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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Fort King hosting inaugural ‘Legends of the Fort’ event this weekend  

Tickets are still available for this weekend’s inaugural event that will allow visitors to step back into history to meet the legends of Fort King’s past.

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the first annual ‘Legends of the Fort’ event on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, which is located at 3925 E Fort King Street in Ocala.

The event will feature a one-hour guided lantern tour that will provide tales from the past while visitors learn about the grounds of Ocala’s Seminole War historic site. The group tours will depart every 10 minutes throughout the event.

Those in attendance will be able to partake in old-fashioned games such as checkers, horseshoes, and cornhole, and live music will round out an evening of fun. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.

General admission is $5 per participant, and tickets must be purchased online. According to the recreation and parks department, walk-up ticket sales will not be available on the night of the event.

For more information, please visit the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department webpage or call 352-368-5517.