If you appreciate History you will love Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park. Winter is the best time to visit and spend time thinking about the days of old. The Battle of 1837 is reenacted the last weekend in February. Come out and see what it is to have been like a mighty Seminole warrior battling the numerous Federal army and militia. Enjoy the re-enactment in the afternoon with your...
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Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park
Welcome to Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park
Okeechobee Battlefield is the site of one of Florida’s significant battles during the Second Seminole War. The Battle of Okeechobee, fought on Christmas Day, 1837, involved more than 1,000 United States military and volunteer soldiers, fighting against several hundred Seminole and Miccosukee warriors along the northern edge of Lake Okeechobee. The battle is considered a turning point in the war with full-scale attacks ceasing and the number of smaller skirmishes diminishing after the event.