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

Events Calendar

New Events Calendar for 2107/2018

All of the up and coming events and programs at De Soto National Memorial

Five Centuries of Florida History on March 24th

Five Centuries of Florida History

Come out and travel 500 years on March 24th from 10:00 until 3:00. See 5 Centuries of Florida History in one Day!

Living History at Camp Uzita

Living History At Camp Uzita

From December 1st to April 14th history comes alive at camp Uzita. Demonstrations and programs Thursday to Sunday from 10-3.

Junior Ranger Summer Camp 2018

Junior Ranger Summer Camp 2018

Junior Ranger Summer Camp 2018 is coming up! Sign-up begins May1. Camp dates are May 29 - June 1 and June 12-15.

Catch a fish at De soto

De Soto Ranchero Fishing Clinics

Come out and learn to Fish, Florida Style at the De Soto Ranchero Fishing Clinic! March 26-28. Call 941-792-0458 to RSVP.

Hernando de Soto Lands on April 14th

The 79th Annual De Soto Landing

Be here as De Soto makes landfall and claims La Florida on April 14th, on the Beaches by the monuments at 10:00 and 1:00.

Last updated: March 11, 2018

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8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


(941) 792-0458 x105

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