Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial
|Location||Sumter County, Florida, USA|
|Nearest city||Bushnell, Florida|
|Area||80 acres (32 ha)|
|Governing body||Florida Department of Environmental Protection|
|NRHP Reference #||72000353|
|Added to NRHP||April 14, 1972|
|Designated NHL||November 7, 1973|
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.
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.
Florida state parks are open between 8 a.m. and sundown every day of the year (including holidays).
- "Dade Battlefield". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2008-06-20.
- [ PDF "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1973-01.
- Sumter County listings at National Register of Historic Places
- Sumter County listings at Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
- Dade Battlefield Historic State Park at Florida State Parks
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