Fort Christmas Park and Museum

On December 25, 1837, a force of 2,000 U.S. Army soldiers and Alabama volunteers arrived near this spot to construct a fort which was aptly named. Fort Christmas was only one of over 200 forts planned for construction during the Second Seminole Indian War, 1835 - 1842. A video and display cases in the reconstructed fort provide a history of the Seminole culture, Seminole war and the early days of white settlement.