Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

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Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial
Park entrance
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is located in Florida
LocationSumter County, Florida, USA
Nearest cityBushnell, Florida
Coordinates28°39′08″N 82°07′36″W / 28.65222°N 82.12667°W / 28.65222; -82.12667Coordinates: 28°39′08″N 82°07′36″W / 28.65222°N 82.12667°W / 28.65222; -82.12667
Area80 acres (32 ha)
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection
NRHP Reference #72000353
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 14, 1972
Designated NHLNovember 7, 1973[1]
 
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Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial
Park entrance
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is located in Florida
LocationSumter County, Florida, USA
Nearest cityBushnell, Florida
Coordinates28°39′08″N 82°07′36″W / 28.65222°N 82.12667°W / 28.65222; -82.12667Coordinates: 28°39′08″N 82°07′36″W / 28.65222°N 82.12667°W / 28.65222; -82.12667
Area80 acres (32 ha)
Governing bodyFlorida Department of Environmental Protection
NRHP Reference #72000353
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 14, 1972
Designated NHLNovember 7, 1973[1]

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is a Florida State Park located on County Road 603 between I-75 (Exit 314) and U.S. 301. The 80-acre (32 ha) park includes 40 acres (160,000 m2) of pine flatwoods and a live oak hammock. Also called the Dade Massacre site, It preserves the Second Seminole War battlefield where Seminole Indian warriors fought soldiers under the command of Major Francis L. Dade on December 28, 1835. Each year, on the weekend after Christmas (as close to the original date as possible), the Dade Battlefield Society sponsors a reenactment of the battle that started the Second Seminole War.

Under the title of Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial, it is also a U.S. National Historic Landmark (designated as such on April 14, 1972).,[1][2]

Recreational activities[edit]

Activities include picnicking, viewing exhibits at the visitor center, and wildlife viewing. Among the wildlife of the park are gopher tortoises, woodpeckers, songbirds, hawks, and indigo snakes.

Amenities include a playground, a picnic area with covered shelters, a nature trail, a 6.2-mile (10.0 km) trail, and a recreation hall.and doing project in mays class.

Hours[edit]

Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dade Battlefield". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-06-20. 
  2. ^ ["Dade Battlefield", by Benjamin Levy, January 1973 PDF "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1973-01. 

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