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Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

Address: 7502 Natural Bridge Road, Tallahassee, FL 32305
Phone Number: 850 922-6007
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Ranked #24 of 35 Attractions in Tallahassee
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Walden, Tenn
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221 reviews 221 reviews
81 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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251 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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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Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Yep I'm a Southerner and a native Floridian (5th generation) so I'm a wee bit proud. But though Florida's involvement in the War Between the States was primarily providing men, salt and cattle there were several battles of significance with Natural Bridge being the one that stopped Federal 1865 attempt to take the last capitol east of the Mississippi River.... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

It's an important historic site, but sadly it's not much more than just a monument. I'm sure the time to go would be during the battle reenactment, but probably not any other time unless you may have had a ancestor involved in the battle. It would be nice to see more there- a trail or small museum or something that... More 

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cape cod
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29 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I only saw a sign and a granite monument. Unless you had kin who had fought at that site, I'm not sure that that it's worth visiting.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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269 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I have been spoiled by the natural bridges of the west that I was expecting to see some sort of visible natural bridge/Arch. Instead this is where the river flows underground for a ways. While it is a bit scenic and seemed like a great fishing spot as there were several people with poles in the water. There is obviously... More 

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Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Large park to visit as well as the monument across the street. We just went and looked around, read the monuments and left. It was interesting.

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Crawfordville, Florida, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a fun place to take a hike and just 'hang out' on a nice day with your family and have a picnic. The kids really enjoy the freedom and beauty of this area.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is the State Park that honors the Battle that kept Tallahassee (State Capitol of Florida) from being captured during the War Between the States (Civil War). 3 years ago the State added a large land purchase to it. It's a beautiful site, Large UDC Monument and not much else, but important to take the little ones to and have... More 

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