Fort Foster was constructed during the Second Seminole War as a means of defense against enemy Seminoles. The Second Seminole War lasted from 1925 to 1832, and the fort was open for much of that time. The fort was eventually abandoned and decayed over time. The land, however, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and a replica was built on the site in 1980. Tours and special, historically themed events are held at the fort throughout the year.
Backstory and Context
The current fort is a replica of the original. It is open for tours on the first and third weekend of every month. Reenactors often perform demonstrations, portraying 19th-century fort life. Special Events are hosted at the fort as well, such as a Fort Foster Rendezvous in January and a Candlelight Experience in December. There is also an interpretive center with over one hundred artifacts from the fort's days of active service on display.