The Panhandle Sights

Heritage Park and Cultural Center

  • 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE (U.S. 98) Map It
  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Native American Site

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's 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 AD 700 and 1500. Admission includes the museum and a restored post office and schoolhouse on the site.

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139 Miracle Strip Pkwy. SE (U.S. 98), Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Weekdays 12–4:30, Sat. 10–4:30

Published 09/18/2015


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