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?
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...