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Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

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Address: US 90, Olustee, FL 32072
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+1 386-758-0400
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Worth the walk in the pines

This review will not give away the spoiler. The question is: why did this fight between two groups of nearly the same size produce lopsided results? The small museum does a good... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
SteveHereNow
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Covington, Kentucky
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Sanderson, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best kept Civil War secrets. Park is always clean, well maintained. The re-enactment in Feb is definitely worth visiting. Great place for scouting merit badges, home schooling etc. Will be back again and again.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

What could have turned out to be a pleasant family/friends outing was anything but. They say fish rot from the head down, it is true here. No matter the beauty of the area or the historical significance, the staff ruin the experience. When asked for directions or information from members of our group they were rude, surly, unsmiling, unfriendly, unpleasant,... More 

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Deltona, FL
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you ever wondered what it might have been like to live and experience the life of a soldier in the War Between The States this is an excellent way to find out. The reenactment that takes place here involves several groups of re-enactors who specialize in authentic portrayal of 19th century military units. Several of them welcome newcomers or... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

The battlefield area is extremely busy during re-enactment events but well worth it for history lovers. For a much quieter time visit the park at other times and get a totally different perspective.

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Thank Kathryn M
Covington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

This review will not give away the spoiler. The question is: why did this fight between two groups of nearly the same size produce lopsided results? The small museum does a good job of telling the story of the battle. The walk through the battlefield is depicted in the photo attached - the scenery of the walk is worth a... More 

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Thank SteveHereNow
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park has the distinction of being the first park in the Florida State Park system and the site of the only major battle fought in Florida during the Civil War. Established in 1970, the 690-acre park is located near the town of Olustee, 50 miles west of Jacksonville and 15 miles east of Lake City off... More 

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Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped at the Olustee Battlefield but there is nothing to see. A bunch of old signs that you can't even read as you walk along the trail.

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Thank granny1117
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

We were just looking for a place to have a picnic and Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park was in the area. No entrance fee (donation box). Not a whole lot to see but in main building you will find the history. Nice short walk around the grounds (battelfield).

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Thousands of people dress in period costume and camp in canvas tents for the reenactment weekend. I went to photograph the event. There was almost too much to see. People gathered around campfires. Gear was hung on posts. Dishes and food were organized on tables, just waiting to be shot. Shops sold reproduction clothing and artifacts. The actual reenactment required... More 

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Thank Craig S
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

We stopped in for the Olustee Reinactment and it was one of the coolest things ive seen.. There were a ton of vendors selling clothing and gifts from this era.. I absolutely 100% will come back for this event!!

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