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Fort Christmas Field Trip

Updated: Mar 12, 2021

This week we visited Fort Christmas, and found a playground that had a served up a dose of history on the side. We enjoyed looking at the historical artifacts and playing with the critters that called this place home.

The park included a replica of a fort built in 1837 during the Second Seminole Indian War; a traditional Florida "Cracker" house and eight pioneer homes; a schoolhouse and lunchroom; a sugar cane mill; and other historical farming equipment. There were also chicken, goats, bunnies, and a butterfly garden.

Get Your Wiggles Out

The Park has three picnic pavilions. Each pavilion has a large barbeque grill, electrical outlets and water hose. There is a playground with swings, slide, a fort looking jungle gym, and an area for small children. There is a basketball court, tennis court and a small baseball field.

Seven restored historical homes preserve the 'Cracker' architecture of East Orange County.

The houses are interpreted to show pioneer life from the 1870s through the 1930s. Key themes are homesteading, cattle, citrus, hunting, fishing and trapping.

Fort Christmas is located in Christmas, Florida just off State Road 50, twenty miles east of Orlando enroute to Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville.

This post is not sponsored and hopefully will give you more COVID friendly ideas to get out of the house and explore.

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