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

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Upcoming Events

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

History Comes Alive at 5 Centuries of Florida History Weekend

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

Things to Do

The different recreational activities at De Soto National Memorial

Living History at Camp Uzita

Living History at Camp Uzita

Living history programs and demonstrations from December to April. For days and times please call 941-792-0458

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 15390
Bradenton, FL 34280

Phone:

(941) 792-0458 x105

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