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Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

 About Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Seminole reenactor. Photo by Bonnie Gearhart.


Bill Gruber

The approach of spring at Dade Battlefield makes this a perfect time for hiking and picnics in the park. The picnic pavilions provide shade from the sun, and nearby is a playground for the youngsters. While hiking our beautiful pine flatwoods nature trail, keep an eye out for the abundance of wildlife you may see. If you are lucky you may see one of the many gopher tortoises on the property, but please look and do not touch these unique animals. As you finish your picnic, head for the visitor center and museum. There you can watch a 12-minute video about the battle and visit the many displays in the musuem. Hats, t-shirts, books and other items are available for purchase. The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

The next Dade's Battle Reenactment will be January 3 and 4, 2015. While the battle reenactment is our best-known and most eagerly awaited event, there are many others throughout the year. Check the events link above for current information. If you are interested in helping with a special event, or have questions, please call the park office at 352-793-4781.

We have limited resident volunteer campsites, and area residents who wish to volunteer in the park are always welcomed and appreciated. Please call the park office at 352-793-4781 for more information on volunteering. Volunteers make the many events and activities offered at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park possible.


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  • Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is located off I-75 and state Road 48, west of Highway 301.


  • For forms, information and benefits of volunteering visit Get Involved.