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Fort Christmas Historical Park

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Address: 1300 Fort Christmas Rd., Christmas, FL 32709
Phone Number: 407-254-9310
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Who knew?? What a find!!

A volunteer at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary recommended that we check out Fort Christmas (built during the Second Seminole Indian War). Fort Christmas?? Never heard of it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A volunteer at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary recommended that we check out Fort Christmas (built during the Second Seminole Indian War). Fort Christmas?? Never heard of it! Yet, when we found ourselves traveling in the direction of Christmas, Florida, we couldn't resist finding this "Fort Christmas". Well, as they say "you could have knocked my socks off!" It actually was... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Amazing little fort and museum. I highly recommend a visit. Many things to look at lots on display. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We didn't take the tour but we enjoyed driving around the Fort and seeing the buildings. (see photos included in this post) The gift shop was closed for lunch so we didn't stay to visit it. The Fort does have a lot of things to do for children, families and school groups.

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Sebastian, Florida, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was a flashback to how people lived in old Florida, a free self tour of the fort had several old cracker style houses furnished as they were in settlers time. It is a well maintained and fort is ac'd with displays describing their life and transportation for goods etc. ..

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Midlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Combine a visit to Fort Christmas and Florida wetlands - bot free and both really interesting and close to each other. The fort takes an hour with children but the walk around the wetlands could take longer if you choose. There are a number of walks - don't take the tours on the bus, much better walking round and you... More 

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NC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place is the epitome of off the beaten path. It's an old fort with historic houses and shops. Little village of time period houses and barns. Friendly staff and absolutely free. If you want an afternoon away from the parks and to lighten the pinch on your wallet stop here. We spent 2 hours there. My kids loved it!

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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If ur in east orlando and looking for something to do that doesn't include major money at the theme parks check this out..spread out park that is free...if u love history this is a cool place to see..u can host a small bday party here..

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Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've lived in Orlando for years and never heard of, or visited, this Fort Christmas park. We recently went for the Bluegrass Festival, and I was extremely impressed by this park. It is like an open air museum (except for living characters), with several old Florida houses, the fort itself, farming tools, and a home from the 1950s. All the... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place informative fantastic pieces of history photo opportunities galore great place for kids as well

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Seven restored pioneer homes, all originally from the local area and moved and reconstructed on this five acre site. You could easily spend a half day here and you probably need more. The homes have a poster outside depicting the history of the property along with notes of the family who originally owned and built them. Inside are many artefacts... More 

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