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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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  • 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 studi...  more »
  • Great for enjoying nature. Also have an inside room with full kitchen for rent for special events. Videos etc. 
  • Stopped here to GeoCache, was full of historical information. The area was just beautiful. Several GeoCaches hidden in the little park.