Fort Xmas  LbNA # 28131 (ARCHIVED)

OwnerTeam Ginkgo    
Placed DateJan 6 2007
LocationChristmas, FL
Found By overrover
Last Found Oct 10 2007
Hike Distance?

Free Admission, Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Basketball Court, Tennis Court, Playground.

This was our first trip our here and it is really pretty neat. Plan to stay a little while and look around.

Fort Christmas is located 2 miles north of Christmas, FL. Take Highway 50 (AKA Colonial) East of Orlando about twenty miles. If you continue traveling east you will come to Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Canaveral National Seashore in Titusville.

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. This fort was only one of over 200 forts built during the Second Seminole Indian War, 1835 - 1842. The fort houses exhibits and a video presentation on the Seminole Indian Wars.

Visit the full size replica of Fort Christmas. Seven restored historical homes preserve the 'Cracker' architecture of East Orange County. The houses are interpreted to show pioneer life from the 1870s through the 1930s. Key themes are homesteading, cattle, citrus, hunting, fishing and trapping.

Summer -- 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Winter -- 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fort Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Homestead Hours
Tuesday -Saturday
10:00am-noon & 1:00pm-3:30pm
(Closed Mondays & Holidays)

For Additional Information:

Fort Christmas Historical Park
1300 Fort Christmas Road (C.R. 420)
Christmas, Florida 32709
Telephone: 407-568-4149

Park near the Visitor Center. You might find it helpful to go in and get a map. Head to the fort. We suggest spending a little time exploring. It's kinda cool.

Once done with the fort head toward the Pine Grove Baptist Church. At the gate follow the fence east to the sugar cane mill.

From the NW Corner of the sugar cane mill building walk 17 steps toward the gears. The pipe points you toward the tree where at the base you will find yoru treasure hidden under palms and spanish moss.

Please be sure to bag stamp and book seperately and to put the whole box back into the large ziploc to keep water out. When you rehide it please be sure to check it from every angle to make sure it can't be seen.

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