Fort Clinch Event: History of the American Soldier

A fantastic opportunity awaits at Fort Clinch State Park, a special once-a-year event to remember and honor veterans while experiencing a timeline of American soldiers throughout history. Browse military displays, watch firing demonstrations of vintage weapons, and interact with living historians on November 12, 2011.

November Event: History of the American Solider at Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach.

History of the American Soldier, Fort Clinch State Park
History of the American Soldier, Fort Clinch State Park

While Fort Clinch hosts special re-enactments the first weekend of each month throughout the year, this particular event is the most comprehensive production each year, a special one-day event and a great time to visit this Florida State Park happening around Veterans Day.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to remember and honor veterans and experience a timeline of American soldiers throughout history.

Bring the kids or grandchildren to the fort for this interactive American history lesson. Listen to period music, browse military displays, watch firing demonstrations of vintage weapons, and mingle with living historians representing soldiers from every major US military conflict in American history from the Revolutionary War to contemporary times. Active duty military and veterans are invited to dress in uniform.

Refreshments will be available in the Fort Clinch “Canteen.” Park admission is $6 per vehicle (up to 8 passengers), plus a donation of one can of food per person to enter the brick fortress for this event in honor of Veterans Day (canned food to be donated to the Barnabas Food Pantry). See lots more about Fort Clinch State Park (including a Fort Clinch video plus photo gallery).

Directions to Fort Clinch:

The park is located at 2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida (phone 904-277-7272). Take I-95 to the Fernandina Beach/Callahan exit (Milepost Exit 373 – Old Exit 129).  Travel east toward the beach on A1A  for 16 miles (this route turns into 8th Street within the city of Fernandina.) At intersection of 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue (at Centre Street), turn right on Atlantic Avenue and head two miles toward Main Beach Park, the entrance to Fort Clinch State Park is on the left just before the beach.

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