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Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Olustee, Florida

Contact Information
P. O. Box 40
Olustee, 32072
(386) 758-0400

Driving Directions
Olustee Battlefield is located on U.S. 90, 15 miles east of Lake City and 50 miles west of Jacksonville.

From I-10 exit at U.S. 90 west (Milepost Exit 324 - Old Exit 45). The battlefield is located 5.5 miles from the exit.

From I-75, exit at U.S. 90 east (Milepost Exit 324 - Old Exit 45) and travel approximately 20 miles to the park.

Hours of Operation
The park is open every day from 8 a.m. until dusk. The Interpretive Center is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All facilities are available free of charge.

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park was built to preserve the site of the state’s largest Civil War battle. A small interpretive center, a one-mile interpretive trail, and monuments to the Union and Confederate armies are open to the public free of charge. The interpretive center contains historical information and artifacts related to the Battle of Olustee.

Park Activities

Interpretive Center, Nature Trails, and Picnicking

Interpretive Center
The interpretive center contains exhibits with artifacts and interpretive panels that tell the story of the campaign that led up to the Battle of Olustee. A short video documentary on the reenactment is included. . The Interpretive Center is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Nature Trails
The park has picnic tables for public use and a one-mile trail with interpretive signs that follow the battle lines. A portion of the Florida Scenic Trail travels through the park.

Picnicking
Picnic tables are located in a shaded grove of tall pine trees, across from the interpretive center. We welcome visitors to visit the Battlefield and have a quiet picnic at the park.