• De Soto Landing

    De Soto

    National Memorial Florida

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April 5, 2008 rangers and volunteers set up a booth at the Manatee County Heritage Seafood Festival.

De Soto National Memorial receives its base support from the National Park Service. However, many special initiatives and educational programs are supported by donations from the community. If you would like to support De Soto National Memorial with a cash donation, please Check out our donation site.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Hernando de Soto died on May 21, 1542, three years after his conquest of La Florida began. His men buried him in the Mississippi River so that Native Americans would not know that he was not the immortal god he claimed to be. His remains have never been found. Visit De Soto National Memorial. More...