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Events and Programs at Fort King

The Fort King National Historic Landmark proudly hosts some of the community's finest family-friendly events throughout the year. Click the links below to learn about each of the events and programs we host at this historic site.

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Special Events 

GRIT Strength Challenge

Fort King Haunted Trail

A Fight for Freedom: Attack on Fort King


Fort King Lecture Series

The lecture series is held throughout the year and highlights history and ecology authors and professionals. Some of the prior lectures included names such as, Dr. Michelle Sivilich, Daniel Schafer, Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Davis, Cynthia Wilson-Graham and many more.

Historic Homesteading

A year-round program that teaches early pioneer skills and crafts. Some of the previous lessons included, Rag Rugs, Broom Making, Cast-iron cooking and gun making.

Junior Rangers

This program runs yearly from February to May. Junior Rangers learn outdoor stewardship, survival skills and how to explore the outdoors in a safe and fun way!

Stories Under the Stars

In partnership with the Marion County Public Library, this program offers the opportunity to listen and share stories ranging from local legends to spooky tales while relaxing underneath the stars. 

Sutler Saturdays

Sutler Saturdays are a historical open house where reenactors and historians will lecture on life at the Fort, teach time-period skill and trades and walk through life in the 1800s. All while enjoying our trails and touring the visitor center.

Wildlands Nature Explorers Summer Camp

This fun, nature-based day camp is designed to educate and engage young learners about the natural world. . Three different weeks of subject matter will be offered at separate times. Click here for more information.


For additional details regarding these events and programs, please call 352-368-5533.