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Bradenton, FL
P. O. Box 15390
Bradenton, FL 34280-5390

Visitor Information
(941) 792-0458
Fax: 941-792-5094

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Interpretive Programs, Nature Walks

Livng History programs are conducted daily from mid-December through mid-April. Rangers and Volunteers dressed in period clothing present talks on a variety of historical topics related to De Soto's Expedition & demonstrate weapons/crafts. There is a ten table picnic area next to the parking lot. Large Groups & Schools should call ahead.

The Nature Trail winds along the shoreline and through several Florida ecosystems; including a mangrove forest like the one de Soto's men would have encountered when they landed. Click on the "Nature Walks" link on the left to download a trail map and guide. Bicycling is not allowed. Dogs are permitted with a hand held leash.