110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted Jan 8, 2013 - 11:52:52am
DeLeon Springs State Park will celebrate its “Day in History” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, with an event that touches on just about every aspect of local history and lore.
Did the park’s namesake, Juan Ponce de Leon, ever visit DeLeon Springs? What was the fate of the Spanish explorer?
Learn the answers to those questions and more, through living-history demonstrations depicting the characters of Florida history, including early Native Americans, and Spanish and British colonizers, in addition to re-enactments of the Seminole Wars, pioneer life, plantation life, the Civil War, and a cow camp.
Regular park-entry fees will apply: $6 per carload for two to eight people, or $4 for a car with a single occupant.
DeLeon Springs State Park is located at the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Burt Parks Road, at 601 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
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