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
All of the up and coming events at De Soto National Memorial
5 Centuries of Florida History Weekend
Over 500 years of Florida History March 25-26th from 10am-3pm. Reenactor camps, displays, and demonstrations throughout the day.
Things to Do
The different recreational activities at De Soto National Memorial