Fort Cooper Days (March) | Discover Crystal River

Fort Cooper Days (March)

In April, 1836, during the Second Seminole War, a battle took place here in these woods. Osceola and some five hundred warriors confronted Major Mark Anthony Cooper and the 380 soldiers under his command who were ordered to "build a fort and hold their ground." Fort Cooper Days is our annual event that provides a look at what life was like during the early 1800's. Come and enjoy modern and period artisans, living history demonstrations, & great food and refreshments. Our battle re-enactment will demonstrate the conditions and types of weapons used during these hostile times and in this hostile environment that still looks as it did over a century later.

Events
March 18, 2023

The sound of musket volleys and the smell of gunpowder greet visitors to Fort Cooper State Park when it celebrates Fort Cooper Days. Experience Florida’s history during the April 1836 skirmishes of...

March 19, 2023

The sound of musket volleys and the smell of gunpowder greet visitors to Fort Cooper State Park when it celebrates Fort Cooper Days. Experience Florida’s history during the April 1836 skirmishes of...

  • 3100 S Old Floral City Rd
  • Inverness, Florida 34450
  • (352) 726-0315
Mapped location of Fort Cooper Days (March)