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.
The Visitor Center includes stunning displays of historic armor, weapons, and related period items. Helmets and armor are available to try on.
Our newly re-modeled theater and museum features a wide array of exhibits of Spanish and Native American artifacts. The new museum exhibits are degigned to be rotating with new items and art that will be displayed periodicaly. Our thater shows our parks film Hernando De Soto in America throughout the year. During season the film is shown on a time schedule to coincide with scheduled living history programs.Bookstore
The bookstore features an excellent selection of books about the De Soto Expedition and the Native American cultures encountered, as well as keepsakes to remember your visit by. Some items may be ordered on-line by clicking here.
Modern restrooms and a drinking fountain are available in the Visitor Center.
There are no fees to entry fees for the park or the Visitor Center.
Did You Know?
The crossbow was such a fearsome weapon that in 1139 Pope Innocent II outlawed its use among Christians. However, no restriction was placed on its use against non-Christians, including the Native Americans that Hernando de Soto met on his 1539 Expedition to Florida. Visit De Soto National Memorial. More...