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Florida State Park to Commemorate Civil War Battle

~147th Anniversary of Florida’s Largest Civil War Battle~

OLUSTEE –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida’s first state park, will host the 35th Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, Friday, February 18 through Sunday, February 20, 2011. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.

The living history weekend features educational programs for students on Friday, a Civil War-era battle reenactment on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and a reenactment of the Battle of Olustee on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Military camps and drills by infantry and artillery are scheduled throughout the weekend as well as, period music concerts, lectures and battlefield surgical practices demonstrations.

The fee for Friday is $2.00 per person. Call (386) 397-7009 to register a school group. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children five and older, children under five are free. Food concessions will be available. Pets are not allowed at the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park during the reenactment.

The Olustee Battle Civil War Reenactment is sponsored by the Florida Park Service, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Olustee Battlefield Citizen Support Organization and The Blue Grey Army of Florida, Inc.

For more information visit www.FloridaStateParks.org or battleofolustee.org.

The event will take place:

Friday, February 18 - Sunday, February 20, 2011
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
5890 Battlefield Trail Road
Olustee, Florida



Last updated: February 10, 2011

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