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De Soto National Memorial
By: Craig Shipp

A trip back 500 years for your entire family. Admission is FREE and there are also FREE walking tours,  educational displays and movies to watch.

On a swelteringly hot day in May 1539, Spaniard Hernando de Soto splashed ashore at Tampa Bay intent on capturing the riches of La Florida by any means necessary. His army was alternately welcomed and opposed by Native American tribes throughout what is now the Southeastern United States in a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease, and discovery.

The Living History interpreters provide formal and informal presentations, including demonstrations of the crossbow and firing the arquebus in a unique 16th century setting.

Special Note: Be sure to check out the video clips below as well as the links to more photos!



Click Here for a photo slide show or
Click Here for the same photos in a set.

De Soto Memorial Video Clips:

website: http://www.nps.gov/deso/

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