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'A Fight For Freedom: Attack On Fort King' Event is Dec. 7 & 8

Post Date:11/25/2019 2:00 PM

OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2019) – The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the fourth annual ‘A Fight for Freedom: Attack on Fort King’ Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E Fort King St.

This two-day event will include a re-enactment of Osceola’s attack on Fort King and the demise of Indian Removal Agent Wiley Thompson, an event that led to the start of the Second Seminole War. The event will also include a Seminole village and soldiers’ encampment to show what life was like back in the 1830s. Those in attendance will experience time-period crafts, traditional skills workshops, food, drinks and games, such as tomahawk throwing. Live cannon demonstrations will also take place throughout the event.

Admission to this event is $5 per person. Veterans, active military and children ages five and under are free.

Guests are encouraged to park at the Duke Energy power line field located between NE 43rd Avenue and NE 44th Avenue on the north side of E Fort King Street, approximately a quarter-mile east of the Fort. Free shuttles and trams will be running continuously throughout the event for pickups and drop-offs. A special tram will be available for handicapped or disabled guests.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5533 or visit www.ft.king.org/reenactment/ or www.facebook.com/fortkingocala.

To view video footage from the event: ‘A Fight for Freedom: Attack on Fort King’