Historic and Archaeological Sites

The Colonial record for Florida began when Juan Ponce de León landed in Florida in 1513. Since that time, Florida’s rich and diverse cultural and historic landscape has become unlike anywhere else in the world.  From living history experiences with re-enacted Colonial life, such as Mission San Luis, or battles, such as the Dade Massacre, there are so many opportunities today to experience Florida’s storied past first hand.

Historic and archaeological sites and museums are unique Florida experiences where you can visit the past, such as on the site of the oldest school house in St. Augustine or the historic Ybor City Historic District.  Experience the best of Florida’s history and prehistory by visiting the Fort Walton Temple Mound and Museum in Fort Walton Beach or Fort Jefferson west of Key West. History can be found throughout Florida from coast to coast and every place in between. All you must do to find it is explore

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Mission San Luis

Archaeological Site and Living History Museum. Mission San Luis transports visitors to a community where Apalachee Indians and Spaniards were drawn together by religion, military and... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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Heritage Village of Baptist College of Florida

A remarkable project of the Baptist College of Florida, this unique heritage village consists of homes, churches, a one-room school and other historical structures brought in from through... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Graceville

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Mission San Carlos

A Spanish mission established in ca. 1680, Mission San Carlos was at one time the westernmost European settlement in Florida. San Carlos consisted of a church and other structures... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Sneads

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Sneads Town Pump

A rare surviving reminder of the days before municipal water systems, the Sneads Town Pump provided water for travelers and the community during its early days. Believed to have been... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Sneads

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L.S. Pender's Store

Built in 1869, this historic general store is believed to be the oldest such enterprise still in operation in Florida. Originally named N.B. Long and Bros., the business was built on... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Greenwood

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Great Oaks

Completed in 1860, Great Oaks is believed to be the last true antebellum home built in the South. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the beautiful old mansion was restored... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Greenwood

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Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail

Located several miles north of Marianna on Highway 162, the Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail is a one-half mile long walking path that leads to historic and haunted Bellamy Bridge. The... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Marianna

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Old St. Luke Baptist Church

This beautiful old church structure was built after the Civil War to serve the African American community. Many of its original members had been slaves prior to the war. A Florida Heritage... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Marianna

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Abstract Office

This unique historic structure served as a doctor's office during the 1860s. Dr. W.S. Wilson, who practiced in the building, treated Confederate wounded after the Battle of Marianna.... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Marianna

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Jackson County Courthouse

Surrounded by Lafayette, Madison, Jackson and Caledonia Streets, this square has been a landmark of Marianna since the city was founded in 1827. The historic oak trees were planted... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Marianna

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