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.

Living History at Camp Uzita

Living History at Camp Uzita!

Starting January 12, 2023, living history programs return to De Soto. Programs run Thursday through Sunday from 10-3.

Joseph Brehm Superintendent

Joseph Brehm New Superintendent

Joseph Brehm is Selected as New Superintendent of De Soto National Memorial

Five Centuries of Florida History on March 18th

Five Centuries of Florida History

Come out and travel 500 years on March 18th from 10 until 3. See 5 Centuries of Florida History in one Day!

Last updated: February 16, 2023

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8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209


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