An Epic Journey into the New World

In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s army of soldiers, hired mercenaries, craftsmen, and clergy made landfall in Tampa Bay. They were met with fierce resistance of indigenous people protecting their homelands. De Soto’s quest for glory and gold would be a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease, and discovery that would form the history of the United States. Read More

The Buzz about Bees

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Superintendent Stanley Bond

Welcome Superintendent Stanley Bond!

De Soto National Memorial Welcomes our new Superintendent Stanley Bond!

Last updated: April 8, 2020

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