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Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

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Address: 7502 Natural Bridge Road, Tallahassee, FL 32305
Phone Number: 850 922-6007
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Go to the Reinactment!

There isn't a lot to see at the park unless you go to the reenactment on the first weekend in March each year. When you go, you may have to park a good distance away, because a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
bonn1950
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There isn't a lot to see at the park unless you go to the reenactment on the first weekend in March each year. When you go, you may have to park a good distance away, because a lot of people go to this event. There are a lot of tents set up with information about the Civil War and life... More 

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Algonquin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Natural Bridge was the site of the second largest Civil War battle in Florida and where the St. Marks River drops into a sinkhole and flows underground for one-quarter of a mile before reemerging. In the final weeks of the Civil War, a Union flotilla landed at Apalachee Bay planning to capture Fort Ward and march north to the state... More 

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Dalton, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

As a history buff, the Battle of Natural Bridge is significant in that it was one of the final Confederate victories and saved Tallahassee as the only State capital which didn't fall to the union in the eastern theater of the Civil War. So, why is more than half of it fenced off with an ugly chain link fence topped... More 

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1 Thank Mark G
Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Wish State of Florida would put more time and money into this place as it is a historic battle place. The reenactment is really good, though.

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Monroe, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was returning from St Marks Lighthouse to my Hotel when I noticed the sign for the Battlefield. Being a history buff it was already on my list. I found it a bit underwhelming, although it was just before dusk when I arrived and I was a bit rushed the area did not appear to be very well marked. You... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Battle of Natural Bridge was the only Southern capital not captured during the civil war. The Historic re-enactment of this battle was done extremely well. The people that put this on are all volunteers and they love what they are doing as it shows during the battle.

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Dothan, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The reenactment they have here every year has really grown over time. It's a fantastic reenactment of the battle that occurred here during the Civil War in March of 1865. I enjoy it each time I have seen it.

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Walden, Tenn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was an important and interesting little battle that saved Tallahassee from Union capture. It is an unstaffed site so I recommend visiting San Marcos de Apalache State Park in St. Marks first for orientation and a visit to the Confederate fort there that played a role in the Natural Bridge operations. Then visit the lighthouse at St. Marks National... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This park used to be open for visitors to wander around the site of the civil war battle which kept Florida's capital from being captured by the Army of Northern aggression. As a result, Tallahassee was the only southern capital east of the Mississippi that was never occupied by the union army. The site is located six miles east of... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

cool place to stand in the middle with the water on both sidse of u. makes u think its going to collapse, but it wont. would recommend for a day visit.

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