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.

De Soto Landing April 13, 2024

De Soto National Memorial Landing Event

Be here as two worlds collided on April 13th, on the Beaches by the monuments at 10:00 and 1:00.

Total Solar Eclipse: Picture taken 2017.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party April 8

Come Join us Monday April 8th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Solar Eclipse Junior Ranger and eclipse glasses available while supplies last.

Living History at Camp Uzita

Living History at Camp Uzita!

Ending April 12th, living history programs run Thursday through Sunday from 10-3.

Last updated: April 3, 2024

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8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


941 792-0458 x105

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