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Fort Clinch Confederate Garrison

Mar 16, 2016 02:00AM
Join living historians for a Confederate Garrison on March 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as they create life at Fort Clinch during the War between the States. Activities include artillery demonstrations and soldier drills. Soldiers and civilians will be found taking up duty in the laundry, infirmary, kitchen, barracks, quartermaster, and carpenter shop. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions and listen to stories as the living historians depict what life was like in 1864 in a real Civil War era fort.

And while you’re visiting, be sure to check out Fort Clinch State Park’s 3-mile shoreline and a 1/2–mile long fishing pier offering a wide variety of family-friendly recreational activities including swimming, fishing, sunbathing, and wildlife viewing. Shelling and shark-tooth hunting are popular activities near the pier and along the St. Mary’s Inlet. 68 campsites and a large group camping facility offer unparalleled overnight experiences in the real Florida! Enjoy miles of bicycling on the historic oak-canopy drive, or for the more adventurous, hiking and biking the 6-mile off-road multi-use trail. The Park also offers a guided nature walk at the Willow Pond Nature Trail every Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

For more information about the Confederate Garrison and other park events, call (904) 277-7274 or visit https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Clinch.