Florida in the Civil War
Although often overlooked in history books, Florida played an important role in the Civil War. Not only did the state send the largest percentage of troops to fight, but also contributed neccessary commodities to soldiers and their families throughout the South.

In Florida in the Civil War, discover how Florida overcame adversity to ship salt and beef to the Confederacy and how the state's citizens survived the Union blockade of its coastline.

Visitors can try on uniforms, hear music of the era, and listen to letters exchanged between a soldier and his wife during the war. Visitors also can make choices about difficult situations they may have faced during the Civil War period.


Now Open


26 text and graphic panels
12 framed pieces
51 artifacts
2 lift-panel interactives
1 listening station
1 audio/video documentary
Interactive costume station
Slave shackle try-on area

Supplementary Material

Publicity Material

Space Requirements

750 square feet


Contact The History Center for pricing information.

Security Requirements


Contact Information

Traveling Exhibition Coordinator
Emilie Arnold
(407) 836-8519