MEDIA ADVISORY: Feb. 9, 2012
STATE PARK TO HOST ANNUAL
LIVING HISTORY EVENT
~Fort Foster Rendezvous will portray life during the Second Seminole War~
Fort Foster Historic Site at Hillsborough River State Park
The Florida Department of Environmental
will host the annual Fort Foster Rendezvous
at the Fort Foster Historic Site on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12.
Foster is a reconstructed
fort from the Second Seminole War. In 1835, Fort
Alabama was built to protect the
bridge over the Hillsborough River from Fort
to Fort Brooke
fort was abandoned a few months later and destroyed by fire during a battle in the
Second Seminole War. Fort
Foster was built on the
same site in 1836 and today visitors can experience the reconstructed fort.
This living history event will feature military battle
reenactments, Seminole reenactors, sutlers, traders and craft demonstrations.
Between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. both days, a battle reenactment will feature the skirmish of the
Seminole’s attempt to burn the bridge as the soldiers at Fort Foster
fought to protect it.
this event is $5 per person and children 12 and under are free. Fort Foster
State Historic Site is part of Hillsborough
Park, located on the east side of US 301 from the
park. For more details, call (813) 987-6771.
The event will take place:
Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.