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Mayor Teresa Jacobs has issued a local state of emergency to protect citizens, visitors and properties from extreme fire conditions. During the State of Local Emergency, all outdoor burning is banned within the unincorporated and incorporated territory of Orange County, unless a written permit is first obtained. At Orange County Parks' camping sites, campfires are prohibited until further notice. Officials are asking citizens to cooperate and comply with all necessary emergency measures. More information at Orange County Newsroom.
Mayor Teresa Jacobs has issued a local state of emergency to protect citizens, visitors and properties from extreme fire conditions. During the State of Local Emergency, all outdoor burning is banned within the unincorporated and incorporated territory of Orange County, unless a written permit is first obtained. At Orange County Parks' camping sites, campfires are prohibited until further notice. Officials are asking citizens to cooperate and comply with all necessary emergency measures. More information at Orange County Newsroom.
Visit Fort Christmas, historical park and museum and see how soldiers lived during the Second Seminole War.
Fort Christmas Historical Park
Fort Christmas Historical Park
Basketball Courts Bench Multipurpose Field Picnic Area/Grills Playground Rental Pavilions Softball Tennis Volleyball (Sand)
Hours of Operation:
Summer hours: 8am-8pm Sunday - Saturday; Winter: 8am-6pm.
Museum & Pioneer Homes: Tuesday - Sunday 9am- 4pm; historic structures closed on Mondays and County holidays.
Phone Number: (407) 254-9310
Address:
1300 Fort Christmas RD
Christmas, FL 32709
Acreage: 143
Location:
Points of Interest:
The park includes a replica of a fort built in 1837 during the Second Seminole Indian War; a traditional Florida "Cracker" house and eight pioneer homes; a schoolhouse and lunchroom; a sugar cane mill and other historical farming equipment. Group and school tours are available. Sorry, no pets allowed in the park.

Orange County Parks' signature events at Fort Christmas Historical Park
  • Ag Fest and Cattle Battle: October 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; free event.
  • Militia Encampment: November 2017, program 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; free event.
  • 39th Annual Cracker Christmas: December 2 - 3, 2017, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; free event.
  • Bluegrass Festival: March 2018, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; free event.
  • Militia Encampment: April 2018, program 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; free event.
Youth Programs

Contact Us

Orange County Parks and Recreation
4801 W. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32808

Email: parks@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-6200
Parks' Events InfoLine: (407) 836-6280
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