An Epic Journey into the New World

In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s army of soldiers, hired mercenaries, craftsmen and clergy made landfall in Tampa Bay. They were met with fierce resistance of indigenous people protecting their homelands. De Soto’s quest for glory and gold would be a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease, and discovery that would form the history of the United States.

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Events Calendar 2015-2016

De Soto Event Calendar 2015/2016

De Soto National Memorial Events Calendar for 2015/2016 winter season. Download your's today!

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The Sister

Desoween VII: Camp Desoween

Haunted Trail, one night only, October 24th 6:30- 9 pm. Can you find out what went wrong at Camp Desoween! Recommended for ages 7 and up.

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De Soto Youth Advisory Council

De Soto's YAC is a opportunity for area High School Students to shape the future of their National Parks. Join now and earn valuable experience.

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Ranger Led Kayak Tours

Free Ranger Led Kayak Tours

Friday, Saturday & Sundays through November 1. Come out and experience the park in a different way. We supply all equipment RSVP at 941-792-0458 Free

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Social Media

New Social Media Sites

Come and get the newest up to date information from De Soto National Memorial's Social Media sites.

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