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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Ximenez-Fatio House

One of St. Augustine’s most authentic historic sites, a 19th century haven for writers and tourists. Fragrant orange trees introduce visitors to this remarkably preserved inn. Displays... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: Saint Augustine

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Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Weedon Island Preseve Cultural and Natural History Center is an environmental and cultural education facilty with a 6,000 sq ft museum exhibit hall, classroom, auditorium, and art gallery... Read More

Region: Central

County: Pinellas

City: Saint Petersburg

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Tarpon Bay Explorers at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Tarpon Bay Explorers present Sanibel’s ancient history through naturalist-guided and self-guided kayak tours on Commodore Creek, a trail used by the ancient Calusas. The Shell Mound... Read More

Region: South

County: Lee

City: Sanibel Island

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Crowley Museum and Nature Center

Crowley contains 185 acres of sensitive lands along the Myakka River. We are open four days per week, and close the park three days per week in order to allow the animals opportunity... Read More

Region: South

County: Sarasota

City: Sarasota

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Highlands Hammock State Park

One of Florida´s oldest parks, opening to the public in 1931, this park was established when local citizens came together to promote the hammock as a candidate for national park status.... Read More

Region: Central

County: Highlands

City: Sebring

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Castillo de San Marcos

Unique among national parks, the Castillo de San Marcos, a national monument, encompasses nearly 450 years of history and culture. A few years after Menéndez founded St. Augustine... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: St. Augustine

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Dow Museum of Historic Houses, Old St. Augustine Village

Step back in time and enjoy the St. Augustine legacy of avid collector Kenneth Dow. Explore period-decorated historic houses and galleries nestled among courtyards and gardens. The... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: St. Augustine

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Fort Matanzas National Monument

This National Monument commemorates the killing of nearly 250 French Huguenots by the Spanish, an act that gave the river and inlet the name Matanzas, Spanish for slaughters. Spanish... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: St. Augustine

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Fort Mose Historic State Park

In 1693 King Charles II of Spain decreed runaway slaves were to be given sanctuary in his colonies. Black fugitives from the British Colonies made their way south and fought against... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: St. Augustine

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Nombre de Dios Mission

The Mission of Nombre de Dios traces its origins to the founding of the City of St. Augustine in 1565. It was here that Pedro Menéndez de Avilés knelt to kiss a wooden cross presented... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: St. Augustine

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