Fort Foster State Historic Site

Fort Foster State Historic Site (part of Hillsborough River State Park) is a reproduction of a fort originally built on the same grounds in December 1836, by Col. William S. Foster and his 430 men. During the Second Seminole War the purpose of Fort Foster was to defend the bridge crossing at the Hillsborough River and act as a resupply point for the soldiers in the field.

The Fort Foster Rendezvous is a living history reenactment featuring military, Seminole, and civilian reenactors, sutlers, traders, and craft demonstrations. The annual Fort Foster Rendezvous features military demonstrations and a small reenactment that is loosely based on the skirmish and varies from year to year. []


Thank You Davide Tanasi at USF Tampa

15402 U.S. 301 N. Thonotosassa, FL 33592
PHONE: (813) 987-6771
HOURS: Fort Foster is not open for visitation on a daily basis. The Fort is opened for guided tours and for special events.
Tour Times: Thursdays of each week, at 10:30 am


page information credit: Florida State Parks, National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service, Crazy Crow Trading Post [], USF Tampa
photos from the sources listed above, as well as publicly posted online sites with thanks to the contributors