Post Tagged with: "Civil War"

The view from the diving platform at Wakulla Springs. (Photo: Bonnie Gross)

Wakulla & St. Marks: Out of the way, this Big Bend area is full of discoveries

The Big Bend area of Florida around St. Marks and Wakulla Springs is rich in things to do and see: Kayaking, biking, historic sites, springs, lighthouses. Yet, it is a less visited area off the tourist trail.

Jacksonville-Baldwin Bike Trail

Jacksonville-Baldwin Bike Trail: A shady rural ride with a Civil War site on the side

One of the best Florida bike trails – the Jacksonville-Baldwin Trail – is a well-shaded rural trail that makes a stop at a rare-for-Florida Civil War site.

Largest Civil War re-enactment in Southeast occurs near Jacksonville at Olustee Battlefield Historic Park Feb. 14-16.

Civil War buffs: Florida’s biggest battle, Olustee, re-enacted Feb. 16-18, 2018

At Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park near Jacksonville, Florida’s largest Civil War battle will be re-enacted, with gun smoke, booming cannons and cavalry. Three of the famous “Colored Regiments” were among 10,000 troops that fought here.

Kingsley Plantation: Fascinating tale of slavery could only happen in Florida

Kingsley Plantation: Fascinating tale of slavery could only happen in Florida

Kingsley Plantation, part of a little known national park near Jacksonville, is a beautiful site that tells stories of slaves and slave holders that may surprise you.

Gamble Mansion in Ellenton, Florida

Gamble Mansion: Civil War history near Sarasota

The Gamble Mansion has white columns to rival Tara and was the site of a dramatic Civil War event. It’s the only antebellum mansion left in South Florida.