Fort Christmas Historical Park

fort-1Fort Christmas located at 1300 Fort Christmas Road in the town of Christmas. The fort got its name from Christmas Creek. It is a replica and the only original remnant is the sign above the fort. The Union Army abandoned the fort during the late 1830s.

fortThe storehouse used to store army rations and supplies. The blockhouse served as lookouts and headquarters of General Thomas S. Jesup. President Jackson sent him to Georgia and Florida to suppress the Seminole Indian uprisings. Rifles, shotguns and pistols exhibited.

PICT0492Paintings of the Seminole Indian Chiefs on the wall of the fort. A brief history of each chief below the painting. The entrance to the fort is free, hours of operation on the website.