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

Living History at Camp Uzita

Living History At Camp Uzita!

From December 13th to April 12th history comes alive at camp Uzita. Demonstrations and programs Thursday to Sunday from 10-3.

Catch a fish at De soto

De Soto Ranchero Fishing Clinics

Come out and learn to Fish. Our next camps are 10/15, 11/20, 12/26, 1/2, 2/18, 3/25, 3/28. Visit our page for info.

De Soto  YouTube Channel

Visit De Soto's New YouTube Channel

Visit our park's new YouTube Channel where we will post movies and videos about the park and its activities.

Special Events Calendar

2018-2019 Special Events Calendar

All of the special events for the 2018-2019 season

Last updated: November 24, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


(941) 792-0458 x105

Contact Us