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Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

 About Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Two reenactment soldiers carrying guns and riding on horses. Photo by Sam Holton.


Michelle Waterman

Winter is here and it is the perfect time to take a hike through history. Take a step back in time and become acquainted with one of Florida's largest civil war battles. Learn about our famous Battlefield by mingling with Civil War Reenactors, living historians, period artisans, and sulters at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park during the Battle Reenactment every February!

Thank you to everyone that participated and visited during the 150th Anniversary of the famous Civil War battle and 38th Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee. We had record breaking crowds and can't wait until next year! The 151st Anniversary will be February 13-15, 2015. School Day on Friday February 13, 2015.

The Battle Reenactment has been named a "Top 20 Event in the Southeast" by the Southeastern Tourism Society! For more information visit

You can visit the park year round and hike the historic grounds, have a picnic lunch and visit the Interpretive Center to view exhibits with artifacts and interpretive panels that tell the story of the campaign that led up to the Battle of Olustee or watch short video documentary on the reenactment.

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park is centrally located to quite a few of Florida’s awe-inspiring state parks. Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, Big Shoals State Park, Suwannee River State Park, Suwannee River Wilderness Trail, Fort Clinch, Dudley Farm Historic State Park, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, and O’Leno River State Park just to name just a few!  




Olustee Battlefield is located on U.S. 90, 15 miles east of Lake City and 50 miles west of Jacksonville.
From I-10 exit at U.S. 90 west. The battlefield is located 5.5 miles from the exit.
From I-75 exit at U.S. 90 east and travel approximately 20 miles to the park.


5815 Battlefield Trail Road  
Olustee, FL  32072  
30°   12' 44.88" N 82°   23' 19.97" W




  • Florida State Parks Pet Policy
  • Pets are not permitted at the annual reenactments of the Battle of Olustee, held in February each year. Large crowds, heavy pedestrian traffic and repeated loud noise created by cannons and muskets firing black powder charges make it an inhospitable environment for pets. Pets are permitted at the park any other time of the year.