Fort Christmas, Florida

As my hubby is really interested in the history of the Seminole Indian Wars we decided to visit Fort Christmas, which is in Christmas, Florida – just off State Road 50.

Fort Christmas is a full size replica of Fort Christmas with 7 restored historical homes demonstrating the Cracker architecture of East Orange County.  Fort Christmas is a free place to visit.  The house are interpreted to show to show pioneer life from the 1870s through the 1930s.

The history is that  on December 25, 1837 a force of 2000 US Army soldiers and Alabama volunteers arrived to construct a fort.  The fort houses exhibits and a video presentation on the Seminole Indian Wars.

It was quite a long drive to get there and on first arrival we were surprised at how little there appeared to be.  However, we really enjoyed it and found it very interesting.  My biggest disappointment was that as well as the shop not accepting cards they were also unable to take large notes and unfortunately that was all we had so we weren’t able to support the Fort Christmas Historical Society who operate the gift shop.

The Fort is not open on Mondays or holidays so don’t get caught out.  Visit http://www.nbbd.com/godo/FortChristmas/ for more information.

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