A key Confederate installation during the Civil War, Camp Milton served as a base for skirmishes between Union and Confederate soldiers. After years of neglect, the 124-acre park was preserved and is now home to pines, magnolias, blackberries, foxes, bobcats, armadillos, and hawks. A boardwalk leads into the woods where the remains of earthworks built by Confederate soldiers still stand. For true history buffs, reenactors dressed in period costumes talk about life in Jacksonville circa 1884, and for Civil War buffs, there are reenactors dressed in Union and Confederate regalia who tell the story of the not-so-bloody spats on the site back in the day. Every year the park holds a reenactment of events leading up to the Battle of Olustee, usually around the last week in January. In addition to the historical markers throughout the park, there are bike paths, nature trails, and an interpretive center.
You'll find costumed re-enactors from the Civil War era at Camp Milton.