Saturday, February 15th
156th Anniversary of the Civil War and 43rd Annual Re-enactment
Where: Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
5851 Battlefield Trail Road
Olustee, FL 32087
Park Contact: (386) 758-0400
Hosted by Rebecca Janssen
Travel Time: Approximately 1 hour from Jacksonville
Directions: Take I-10 West to US-90W In Baker County Take Exit 324. Follow US-90 West to 17 Mile Camp Road in Sanderson. Do not park along US-90. Parking will be designated (follow the signs. Parking fees, if any are unknown) Take the “free shuttle” to the Battlefield
Grounds are open from 7:00 – 4:00 pm.
Fees: Adults – $12,
School Age Children $6
Events: Re-enactors will be in period attire, carrying mock artillery that shoot blanks during a battle. There will be authentic military camps and drills, color ceremonies, period music concerts, crafts, exhibits, food and much more. The re-enactment of the Civil War-era battle and canon firing with soldiers on horses is scheduled for 3:30 pm.
This event is a great history lesson for the entire family. This is one of the best re-enactments and the only local one (relatively speaking). The re-enactors are very serious about authentic everything, clothing, weapons, knowing the history and speaking the language of the era.
Please let Rebecca know if you are interested in carpooling and she will see if anyone else is interested. If we do not carpool or caravan we will see each other on the battlefield. Rebecca will be leaving for Olustee at 6:30 am to get there by 7:30 am to catch the good light. She will be leaving about 12:00 pm. That is a long day for her healing knee. There will be many people attending this event and arriving early will help to get better photos before the crowd number grows. Places to eat lunch in the country are few and far between. Therefore, lunch break is not planned. There will be many vendors at the battlefield or plan to bring a lunch.
Questions: please call Rebecca (804) 615-2069
Click here to register: Olustee Registration Form