Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

5815 Battlefield Trail Road, Olustee FL 32072

Park commemorates Florida's largest Civil War battle, which was fought Feb 20, 1864. Union troops under Gen. Quincy Gillmore, who was hoping to expand Federal control in the state, bumped up against 5,000 Confederates under Gen. Joseph Finegan. Gillmore's attacks failed and the Union troops retired to Jacksonville where they stayed the rest of the war. The battle is famous in part for the use of large numbers of United States Colored Troops, including the famous 54th Massachusetts of "Glory" fame. A mile-long walking trail highlights the action.

Park open daily 8 am–dusk. Interpretive center open daily 9 am–5 pm. Free.