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Civil War Reenactment

If you’re fascinated by the local history of places you visit, then the 47th Pine Castle Pioneer Days fair on February 21, 2020, is a cultural event you won’t want to miss. This two day event held at Cypress Grove Park off Holden Avenue in South Orlando offers spectators a glimpse at life in the early pioneer days and the Civil War era.

Pioneers, Civil War Life

As you enter the fair, you’ll step through a replica village complete with a blacksmith, sheriff, doctor, pastor, various shops, and an old timey jail. Organizers host musket rifle demonstrations and a small Civil War battle reenactment complete with a visit to the field doctor.

Typical to many American fairs, there are antique car and tractor displays, and fair food: think hot dogs, hamburgers, some BBQ, hot boiled peanuts, and the sweet saltiness of kettle corn. Local blues and folk musicians provide live entertainment.

Tom Tart’s Talks: The TED Talks of Local History

For the history buffs, the Pine Castle Historical Society invites local historian Tom Tart to give his Tom Tart’s Talks each year. Tom provides detailed stories of the local area and invites other historians to contribute. These talks have captured the attention of many audiences which have included the likes of Senator Bill Nelson.

Minutes Away, Modern Amenities and Comforts

Give your Orlando vacation deeper meaning as you learn more about the local history of the land and its people. The cool part is that Rosen Inn will provide you with all the modern amenities you expect of a hotel. Our luxuriously appointed guestrooms come with homelike amenities and comforts. Steps away at the hotel are exciting dining options such as the Palms Dining Restaurant, Shogun Sakura Sushi, and Shogun Japanese Restaurant. We have a swimming pool for adults and one for the kids and plenty of free Wi-Fi to dig deeper into the history of Orlando. Everything for a meaningful vacation is here. Click the Check Availability button at the top to start planning your Orlando vacation today.

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