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
An Epic Journey into the New World
5 Centuries of Florida History Day
Over 500 years of Florida History on March 23rd from 10am-3pm. Reenactor camps, displays, and demonstrations throughout the day.
Living History At Camp Uzita!
From December 13th to April 12th history comes alive at camp Uzita. Demonstrations and programs Thursday to Sunday from 10-3.
De Soto Ranchero Fishing Clinics
Come out and learn to Fish. Our next camps are 10/15, 11/20, 12/26, 1/2, 2/18, 3/25, 3/28. Visit our page for info.
Last updated: February 9, 2019