Charge!
Laumer Narrates the Battle
That's the Way it Was
Proud Heritage
Nature Day Camp
Slashing the Ribbon at Dade Battlefield
Pine Needle Basket Weaving
World War II Weekend
U.S. troops clad in blue charge the camera
A reenactor in soldier garb narrates the annual reenactment of Dade's Battle as gunsmoke drifts in the backgorund.
A reenactor educates children about Dade's Battle.
Descendants of Black Seminoles are attired in colorful period garb.
About 45 students and counselors pose for a group photo in their Nature Day Camp t-shirts.
Volunteers, reenactors and dignitaries take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
A volunteer teaches a park visitor pine needle weaving.
Reenactors dressed as U.S. troops line up for weapons inspection.

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Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Welcome to Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Every January, under the oaks of Dade Battlefield State Park, history lovers gather to commemorate the battle that started the Second Seminole War. On December 28, 1835, Indian warriors ambushed 108 U.S. soldiers at this site, and only three soldiers survived. The 80-acre park protects not only a historic battlefield, but also the natural communities as they existed during the war. As you stroll the half-mile trail through pine flatwoods, keep your eyes peeled for gopher tortoises, woodpeckers, songbirds, hawks or indigo snakes. The amenities of Dade Battlefield include a playground, picnic area with covered shelters and recreation hall. The park's visitor center provides information and displays about the historic battle, as well as a 12 minute video history of the battle This Land, These Men.

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