Ever wondered how the old pioneers celebrated the holidays? Satisfy your curiosity by making plans to attend a Cracker Christmas at Fort Christmas Historical Park in Christmas, Florida.
Just a short 15 minute drive west from Titusville, FL, Fort Christmas Historical Park, a replica of one of only 200 forts built during the Second Seminole Indian War, will come alive for two days the first weekend in December with pioneer demonstrations on broom making, shaping horseshoes, weaving baskets, rope making, quilting and lace making to name a few.
This family friendly event will also host an antique engine and tractor display, and a large craft fair with over 150 crafters and artisans selling handmade items. And since it’s a Cracker Christmas, this festival wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas Post Office so you can have your Christmas cards hand stamped and a visit from Santa Claus himself who will make an appearance both days.
A replica for the original fort, built-in 1837 during the Seminole Indian War, Fort Christmas Historical Park is a 25-acre park that also features a traditional Florida “Cracker” house, seven pioneer homes, a sugar cane mill and historical farming equipment.
General admission and parking are free. For a Hotel near Fort Christmas Historical Park, there are several hotels in the Titusville, FL that can accommodate you.