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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Civil War Heritage Days 2018 @ Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 8:00am EST to Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 3:00pm EST

Normal park admission applies.  Re-enactors can contact Kevin Bowes@ kevin.bowes@dep.state.fl.us for more information on registration.

More Information:
Kevin Bowes (305) 292-6850 kevin.bowes@dep.state.fl.us

Located in the Southeast region at:
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
601 Howard England Way
Key West, FL 33040

Dear Civil War Enthusiast,

We invite you to participate in Civil War Heritage Days at Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park on February 2-4, 2018. This three-day event portrays the time period of 1861-1862 at a Federal fortress. First person interpretation, weapons demonstrations and camp life are featured on a daily basis. Event highlights include a parade down Duval Street, School Day, sea battle, blockade runner’s trial and lecture series. Union and Confederate soldiers, townspeople, craftspeople, performers and sutlers are all part of the re-enactments, which focus on educating the public by sharing the history of Fort Taylor and life during the Civil War.

Plantation Festival @ Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00am EST to Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 4:00pm EST

Event and Mansion tour is free, a suggested parking donation of $1.00

More Information:
Park office 941-723-4536

Located in the Southwest region at:
Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
3708 Patten Avenue
Ellenton, FL 34222

Come and join us for the 18th Annual Plantation Festival! There will be arts and craft show including a childrens art competition by several local schools that you can vote for your favorite piece of art. 1860's Soldiers' Camp will be set up. The event and mansion tours are free, suggested Parking donation of $1.00 and all proceeds go to bennifit the Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance

Additional Information:

Gamble Plantation Festival Essential Eligibility Criteria

Must have the ability to follow visual and/or verbal instructions independently or with the assistance of a companion

Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for a period of 90 minutes.

Must have the ability to traverse uneven terrain for up to 60 yards.

For first floor tours must have either the ability to traverse a wood ramp at an incline of 5 degrees for 8 feet or climb 2 stairs 6 inches high and a treadwidth of 11 inches; independently or with assistance of a companion.

For second floor tours must have the ability to climb 17 stairs that are7 inches high and treadwidth of 11 inches; independently or with the assistance of a companion.

For the Arts and crafts exhibits, must have

ability to traverse manicured lawn for up to

100 yds

Farmers Market @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST

$1 environmental impact fee

More Information:
More Information: Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Join us in the historic settlement of Koreshans. Our Sunday Farmers Market offers local and organic produce, fresh seafood and dips, unique crafts, local honey, native plants, handcrafted jewelry, food, beautiful art, and cool gifts! A market pass is $1. Contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 for more information. For vendor info and applications visit http://friendsofkoreshan.org/farmers-market/

Native Plant Sale, Sundays, 8pm - 1pm @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm EST

FREE during the Sunday Farmers Market

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Learning about and purchasing native plants can be a daunting task, but it just got easier! The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society volunteers will be selling native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market Sundays, 8:00am - 1 pm.  Experts will be on hand to help answer your questions and teach you about the wonderful benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping. Volunteers will also explain about the fertilizer ordinance and invasive exotic plants. For more information, visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945.

Additional Information:

http://www.fnpscoccoloba.org/

Guided Scrub Jay Walk @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am EST

Free with camping or standard park entrance fee

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Learn about this true Florida native and its unique habitat. Meets outside the Nature Center. Comfortable walking shoes, water, sunscreen, binoculars, and/or camera recommended.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Eagle Viewing @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am EST

Free with camping or standard park entrance fee

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Join the weekly eagle watch and see how our pair of nesting bald eagles are doing. High-powered scope and trail maps are provided. Comfortable shoes, camera and binoculars are suggested. Located at the eagle viewing station along the Green Trail. Note: There is a 20-minute, self-guided walk to the eagle viewing station. 

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Yoga in the Park, Sundays, 9am - 10am @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:15am EST

 $10 cash. Park admission is FREE.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Traditional Yoga class focuses on breathing, stretching and postures. Modifiable for all ages and levels of participants. Over time, this form of yoga will tone the body and focus the mind. Each practice will leave you relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Beginners welcome! Some mats provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Park admission FREE.

Additional Information:

Some mats are provided. Bring a water bottle.

First Weekend Union Garrison @ Fort Clinch State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm EST

$2.50 Fort Admission in addition to regular park admission.

More Information:
Fort Clinch State Park, 904-277-7274

Located in the Northeast region at:
Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

This program will allow visitors to interact with living historians to experience life in the fort as it was in 1864. The grounds will be bustling with soldiers in period costumes involved in firing demonstrations, marching drills, cooking and daily activities. Ladies in their dresses, sutlers displaying their wares, fife players and drummer boys bring every part of the civil war era to life. Come join in this unique, family friendly event.

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Canoe Trip @ Collier-Seminole State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm EST

$30 per person, (2 people per canoe), plus park entry fee of $5.00 up to 8 people in your car or $4.00 for a single occupant.

Registration is required.

More Information:
For more info contact the Ranger Station at (239) 394-3397

Located in the Southwest region at:
Collier-Seminole State Park
20200 Tamiami Trail E.
Naples, FL 34114

Join park staff for a guided 4 mile paddle.

We stop 3 to 5 times to talk about the plants, animals, the park, and Seminole Indians history of the area.

Ages 6 and up.

$30 per person, (2 people per canoe), plus park entry fee of $5.00 up to 8 people in your car or $4.00 for a single occupant.

Registration is required.

Canoe, life jackets, whistles and paddles are provided.

Wear: Comfortable clothing, your shoes could get wet.

Bring: Water, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses, dry bag, hat and a light jacket.

There is no place to get out of the canoe once the trip starts, so a restroom stop is wise just before the trip. A restroom is located in the picnic area in the boat basin.

9:00 am - Meet at the Ranger Station to make payment and then proceed to the boat basin/canoe launch area.

9:15 am – Be at the boat basin/canoe launch for introduction and review of paddling strokes and safety tips.

9:30 am – Canoe Trip starts.

12:30 pm - Canoe Trip ends.

Annual Old Florida Plantation Tours @ Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for this tour event. Tickets are $12/Adults ($10 Ormond Beach Historical Society members) and Children/ Ages 8-12 are $5. Purchase tickets at the MacDonald House at 38 E. Granada Blvd, or call 386-677-7005 for reservations. Space is limited so don’t miss it!

More Information:
Call 386-677-7005 for tickets and information.

Located in the Central region at:
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park
3501 Old Kings Road
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Once a year the Ormond Beach Historical Society (OBHS) and Tomoka Basin State Parks sponsor a tour of area plantations with interpretative guides and living history re-enactors. Activities begin at 10:00am with guided tours of the Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park on Old Kings Rd in Flagler Beach. Then drive onto nearby James Ormond Park by 11:30am where re-enactors will tell the stories of James Ormond and Thomas Henry Dummett at the site of the Ormond Tomb on Old Dixie Highway. Continue down the road to stop # 3 to Tomoka State Park. Bring a lunch to enjoy on the site of the Mount Oswald Plantation and Timucuan Indian Village of Nocoroco. Guided walking tours within Tomoka will begin at 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions, bring water, sunscreen and bug repellant. Tours run rain or shine! Don’t forget your camera. Then stop by the Tomoka Outpost along the waterfront for snacks, beverages, canoe/kayak rentals, fishing information, souvenirs and more!

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Annual Old Florida Plantation Tours @ Tomoka State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EST

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for this tour event. Tickets are $12/Adults ($10 Ormond Beach Historical Society members) and Children/ Ages 8-12 are $5. Purchase tickets at the MacDonald House at 38 E. Granada Blvd, or call 386-677-7005 for reservations.
Space is limited so don’t miss it!

More Information:
386-677-7005 for reservations and more information

Located in the Central region at:
Tomoka State Park
2099 North Beach Street
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Once a year the Ormond Beach Historical Society (OBHS) and Tomoka Basin State Parks sponsor a tour of area plantations with interpretative guides and living history re-enactors. Activities begin at 10:00am with guided tours of the Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park on Old Kings Rd in Flagler Beach. Then drive onto nearby James Ormond Park by 11:30am where re-enactors will tell the stories of James Ormond and Thomas Henry Dummett at the site of the Ormond Tomb on Old Dixie Highway. Continue down the road to stop # 3 to Tomoka State Park. Bring a lunch to enjoy on the site of the Mount Oswald Plantation and Timucuan Indian Village of Nocoroco. Guided walking tours within Tomoka will begin at 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions, bring water, sunscreen and bug repellant. Tours run rain or shine! Don’t forget your camera. Then stop by our park campstore, the Tomoka Outpost, along the waterfront for snacks, beverages, canoe/kayak rentals, fishing information, souvenirs and more!  

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements

Guided Nature Walk @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST

Free with park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

Join us for a guided exploration of MacArthur Beach State Park daily at 10:00 a.m.  Meet in front of the Park's Nature Center. 

Additional Information:

Bring a water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant.

Living History: William Bartram visits Paynes Prairie @ Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm EST

Free with park admission

More Information:
352-466-3397

Located in the Northeast region at:
Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
100 Savannah Blvd
Micanopy, FL 32667

Join us on Sudays at the Paynes Prairie Visitor Center from 11am to 3pm. Meet William Bartram in 1774 and learn more about the famous naturalist who wrote detailed description of his experiences and observations at Paynes Prairie and the surrounding area during the 1700s. 

Additional Information:

Participant Requirements 

Learn to Kayak @ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

Free with Park admission.

More Information:
(561) 624-6952

Located in the Southeast region at:
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive
North Palm Beach, FL 33408

A great overview of kayaking, this land-based instruction focuses on types of kayaks, necessary gear and basic paddling skills.  The first Sunday of each month in the Amphitheater, offered free with Park admission.  Reservations recommended.

Additional Information:

This is a land based class only.

Upcycled Paper and Glass Arts and Crafts @ Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Cost is $3/vehicle or Annual Florida Park Pass plus $5/person activity fee, 12 and under free.

More Information:
kristin.n.wood@dep.state.fl.us; 352-793-4781

Located in the Southwest region at:
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
7200 CR 603
Bushnell, FL 33513

Upcycled paper and glass arts and crafts will take old glass and paper and turn it into exciting crafts, from decorative glass bottles to home made paper. 

Ranger Program: Main Entrance @ Silver Springs State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 2:00pm EST

Free with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger station, 352-236-7148 ext.4

Located in the Central region at:
Silver Springs State Park
1425 NE 58th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34470

Take part in a park ranger program, which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.

Additional Information:

Enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Participation requirements.

Guided Tours of Historic Koreshan Settlement @ Koreshan State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 2:00pm EST

Guided Tours are $2 per person, $1 for children under 6, with regular park admission.

More Information:
Ranger Station (239) 992-0311 or FriendsofKoreshan.org

Located in the Southwest region at:
Koreshan State Park
3800 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL 33928

Join us for a Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Koreshan Settlement. Explore structures and gardens of the 19th century utopian settlement and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half and is accessible to all.

Additional Information:

Park admission is $2 for bicycle/pedestrian, $4 for one person in a vehicle, $5 for up to 8 persons in a vehicle. Walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour and is mostly outdoors on a crushed shell path. Please bring water, proper footware, and sun protection. Wheelchair available upon request.

Requests for these and other tours for clubs, home school associations, and other groups can be made by calling the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311. We make every effort to accommodate all groups, however we may not be able to fulfill requests made with less than a two week notice.

Concert in the Park @ Oscar Scherer State Park

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 2:30pm EST

Free with camping or standard park entrance fee

More Information:
Ranger Station 941-483-5956

Located in the Southwest region at:
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Join our resident musicians, Bill & Kate Isles, and some occasional special guests, for live music in the Lake Osprey picnic area! Located on the stage outside the Nature Center. You are welcome to bring your own chair to place out on the grass.

(If inclement weather, program may be moved to the Nature Center or the Screen Room, based on crowd size)

Additional Information:

Participation Requirements