Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, Bushnell

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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  • This site tells of a battle between two distinct cultures. This site tells the story from both sides points of view, which makes the site unique. There is a small museum and film , a trail, and a smal...  more »
  • Enjoyed the video and small museum. Also historical markers outside. Very interesting place. Friendly staff as well  more »

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