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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Centennial Paddle Challenge

NPS Florida Parks Centennial Paddle Challenge

Celebrate the Park Service turning 100 by completing the 100 mile challenge.

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Living History

Living History At Camp Uzita 2015/2016

Join us at Camp Uzita our Sixteenth Century encampment from Dec. 5 through Apr 15 everyday from 10-4. Programs and demonstrations on the hour.

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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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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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