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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Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

The Lake Jackson Mounds Site encompasses six earthen temple mounds and one possible burial mound. Artifacts recovered during excavations show that the site is part of a larger southeastern... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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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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Tallahassee Museum

The Tallahassee Museum provides experiential learning opportunities on the natural and cultural heritage of the Tallahassee region and plays a vital role in creating a sense of place.... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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Tallahassee- St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail

The first railroad chartered by the Florida territorial government in 1831, the Leon Railway Company became the Tallahassee Railroad Company in 1834, and was the first rail line to... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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The Grove

The Grove was built in the 1830s by Richard Keith Call, Florida’s third and fifth territorial governor, and later purchased by LeRoy Collins, Florida’s 33rd governor, and his wife... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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Velda Mound

Built by Apalachees around 500 years ago, Velda mound was likely the foundation platform for the leader’s house. An interpretive panel at the site explains the site’s origins.

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee,

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Henry B. Plant Museum

When you’re building a railroad to nowhere, how do you make the journey worthwhile? …. If you’re railroad magnate Henry Bradley Plant, in the midst of the sand swamps that would... Read More

Region: Central

County: Hillsborough

City: Tampa

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Upper Tampa Bay Park Archaeological District

This is a 2,144-acre park and preserve located on Double Branch Peninsula in Tampa Bay. The archaeological district within the park includes 18 sites that date from 4,000 to 500 years... Read More

Region: Central

County: Hillsborough

City: Tampa

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Fort Foster, Hillsborough River State Park

Within Hillsborough River State Park is a replica of Fort Foster, a Second Seminole War military fort built in 1836 and occupied until 1838. The fort guarded a military bridge over... Read More

Region: Central

County: Hillsborough

City: Thonotosassa

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Hillsborough River State Park

Opened in 1938, Hillsborough River State Park is one of Florida's first state parks; this original CCC Park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River with a set of Class... Read More

Region: Central

County: Hillsborough

City: Thonotosassa

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