Osceola National Forest hosts annual battle reenactment

Approximately 16,000 people visited Osceola National Forest for the 41st annual reenactment of the 1864 Battle of Olustee Feb. 18–19.

The forest holds the unique distinction of being one of the few units to contain a Civil War battlefield. The annual reenactment features military camps, sutlers, educational demonstrations and two large battle reenactments each Presidents Day weekend and generates over $4 million in direct and indirect economic impact for local communities.

This reenactment highlights the partnership between Osceola National Forest and the Florida Park Service to care for the historically significant Civil War battlefield.