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
New Events Calendar for 2107/2018
All of the up and coming events and programs at De Soto National Memorial
Come Out and Pick the Park!
Come out and become a De Soto Park Picker and earn unique prizes and gear!
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.
Last updated: November 12, 2017