• De Soto Landing

    De Soto

    National Memorial Florida

Things To Know Before You Come

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Ranger Dan Stephens and Volunteer Tim Burke Demonstrate the use of the Arquebus.
Ginny Oshaben
 
De Soto National Memorial has special living history presentations at specific times of the year. The Spanish encampment features daily presentations (weather permitting) from mid-December to the last weekend in April. The Last day of the living history encampment also includes a special reenactment of De Soto's landing in 1539.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The size and speed of the horse was one of the primary advantages the Spanish conquistadors had over Native Americans. An accomplished cavalryman, Hernando de Soto brought over 200 horses as part of his 1539 conquest of La Florida. To Learn more, visit De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton, Florida. More...