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Dade Battlefield State Park, Bushnell

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Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is a state park located on County Road 603 between Interstate 75 (Exit 314) and U.S. Route 301 in Sumter County, Florida. The 80acre park includes 40acre of pine flatwoods and a live oak hammock. Also called the Dade Massacre site, It preserves the Second Seminole War battlefield where Seminole Indian warriors fought soldiers under the command of Major Francis L. Dade on December 28, 1835. Each year, on the weekend after Christmas (as close to the original date as possible), the Dade Battlefield Society sponsors a reenactment of the battle that started the Second Seminole War.Under the title of Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial, it is also a U.S. National Historic Landmark (designated as such on April 14, 1972).
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  • 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 Par...  more »
  • 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 reg...  more »
  • 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 Bushnel...  more »