De Soto National Memorial Park

Rank: 152

Park Description

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.

Park Address

De Soto National Memorial P.O. Box 15390

Bradenton, FL, 34280

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