No place in Orange County preserves the feeling of “Old Florida” better than Fort Christmas Historical Park.

The centerpiece of the 25-acre park is a replica of the fort that was built on Christmas day 1837. European settlers constructed the original structure during the Second Seminole War for protection.

Today, the towers house artifacts from the Seminoles, early European settlers and the cowboys who came along after the Indian wars. Several “Cracker-style” houses are scattered around the property and furnished with antiques that interpret pioneer life in Florida between 1870 and 1930.

Be sure to take your camera. You’ll love what you see here!