Fort Cooper Days | Discover Crystal River

Fort Cooper Days

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March 12 to March 13, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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.

  • Seminole War reenactments will take place at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm each day.
  • Period Arts & Crafts
  • Living History
  • Demonstrations and Exhibits
  • Food and Refreshments
Ticket Info
  • Adults (13 and older) $8.00
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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...