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

De Soto Park Picker Program

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

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.

New Gumbo Limbo Care

How to Care for a Gumbo Limbo Tree

Care tips for new Gumbo Limbo Trees!

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! Dec. 27, Jan 3, March 26-28. Call 941-792-0458 to RSVP.

Last updated: December 21, 2017

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Mailing Address:

8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


(941) 792-0458 x105

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