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Heritage Park and Cultural Center

Heritage Park and Cultural Center Review

Here you can learn all about the prehistoric peoples who inhabited northwest Florida. Local tribes built a large earthen mound here that, with a roughly 50,000-square-foot footprint, is one of the largest prehistoric earthworks on saltwater. This site, which is still considered a sacred burial ground, was a center of religious, political, and social activity but now is a reminder of a lost world. A small museum explains the mound and the people who built it, showcasing prehistoric American Indian artifacts and weaponry as well as a few hands-on exhibits that are a reminder of the area's inhabitants between 700 and 1500 AD. Admission includes the museum and a restored post office and schoolhouse on the site.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE (U.S. 98), Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 | Map It
  • Phone: 850/833–9595
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Weekdays 12–4:30, Sat. 10–4:30
  • Location: Fort Walton Beach
Updated: 04-05-2013

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