De Soto Landing Date Has Been Changed to Saturday April 19th
The Date for the De soto Landing Event on the parks Calendar of Events is wrong. It is listed as April 20th. The event has moved to Saturday April 19th as originally planned. The times of the landing remain the same at 10am and 1pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have information about De Soto National Memorial in languages other than English?
Do you have inside facilities for picnics and meetings?
No. Excellent rental facilities are able at our partnering organization, the South Florida Museum and the Bishop Planetarium in downtown Bradenton.
Are dogs allowed in the park?
Yes, dogs are allowed in the park as long as they are well behaved and on a leash. Dog owners are responsible for proper disposal of dog excrement. See the Superintendent's Compendium for more information.
When are programs offered in the encampment?
Living history programs are offered from mid-December through Easter Sunday in the encampment adjacent to the parking lot.
Who is responsible for keeping the park litter free?
The park staff and volunteers work hard to make sure that the park is well-kept and litter free. However, it is up to every visitor to deposit paper, cans, and other throw away items in the proper receptacles located through out the park.
Did You Know?
Tourists visiting De Soto National Memorial in Bradenton, Florida, sent the leaves of the sea grape through the mail as postcards until the U.S. Post Office stopped delivering them in the 1970s. The sea grape leaf was used as writing paper by explorers and early settlers. More...