• De Soto Landing

    De Soto

    National Memorial Florida

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  • 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.

Management

De Soto National Memorial was founded in 1948 to tell the story of the De Soto Expedition of 1539. The process through which the natural and developed areas of the 26 acre Memorial is managed are open to public comment. Use the links above to learn more about the Memorial and the policies that guide its management.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The men of Hernando de Soto's 1539 expedition to La Florida learned the hard way that Native American warriors could load and fire their long bows with deadly accuracy nearly a dozen times in the period required to load and fire the clumsy arquebus musket once. Visit De Soto National Memorial. More...