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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Fort King National Historic Landmark reducing hours of operation due to construction

The park grounds at Fort King National Historic Landmark, including the fort, will have reduced hours of operation effective immediately.

Due to the ongoing construction that is associated with the new blacksmith shop, the park grounds will close at 5 p.m. each day until further notice. The normal hours of operation are from sunrise to sunset.

Construction begins on blacksmith shop at Fort King
Construction is underway on the Fort King National Historic Landmark’s blacksmith shop (Photo: Fort King National Historic Landmark)

During this time, the visitor center and archaeological center will remain operational on Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To view a list of other local parks that can be utilized during this period, visit the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department website.

For more information, contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.