After the start of the Second Seminole War in Florida, the U.S. Army built forts all across the territory. In what is now eastern Orange County near present day Orlando, the fort built there in 1837 was named after the day soldiers arrived in that region: Christmas.
Today, a replica of Fort Christmas is operated by the Fort Christmas Historical Society. Click here for the website and information on additional historic buildings located at Fort Christmas Park.
Click here for a photo gallery showing Fort Christmas Park.
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