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De Soto National Memorial

Created in 1948, the park's mission is to commemorate the 1539 expedition of the Spanish Conquistador Hernando

de Soto and his impact on the American Indian societies of the Southeast. The park is open year round and offers

many seasonal activities. The highlight of the parks activities include living history programs and demonstrations

at Camp Uzita, a recreation of a 16th Century native village. During the summer the park operates guided

kayak tours in the surrounding water and bays. Park Rangers and staff are on hand to assist visitors in their

understanding of this important and controversial historical event.

Last updated: February 23, 2022

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Mailing Address:

8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton , FL 34209


941 792-0458 x105

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