Desoto National Memorial

Desoto National Memorial Near Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island

The Hernando Desoto National Memorial is a winding path decorated with signs, rebuilt huts and camps from the time period of Hernando Desoto and even a cinema displaying a reenactment of Desoto’s arrival to Florida. Even more of Anna Maria Island’s rich history can be traced back to Hernando Desoto and beyond just the Island, you can learn all about the history of Florida.

More of the Rich History Behind Not Only Anna Maria Island but Also All of Florida!

Hernando Desoto National Memorial Near Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island Hernando Desoto National Memorial Near Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island

The Hernando Desoto Historical Society is a not-for-profit community organization of over 200 members which strive to celebrate Hernando Desoto’s landing on La Florida and strive to better the community through attending events in their full costume attire, hosting fundraisers andĀ holding contests for locals. They are also supporters of the Desoto National Memorial and donations received benefit several of the local charities in the area.

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