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Indian Temple Mound and Museum

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Address: 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Phone Number: 850-833-9595
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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We are an educational and cultural institution of long standing traditions....

We are an educational and cultural institution of long standing traditions. It is our mission to preserve, interpret and present the prehistory and history of the Fort Walton Beach community and the Northwest Florida area from 14,000 B.C. through the 1950′s. We serve students, citizens and visitors through exhibits, educational programs, publications and special events.The Indian Temple Mound Museum is part of the Heritage Park and Cultural Center which also includes the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum, Fort Walton Temple Mound, and the Civil War Exhibit Building. One admission price covers all four museums!

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History 101

You can't go back any further in the US than Native American History. I have visited this museum for the last 30 years and it continues to grow and get better. Being a native to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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DeFuniak Springs, Florida, United States
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DeFuniak Springs, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go back any further in the US than Native American History. I have visited this museum for the last 30 years and it continues to grow and get better. Being a native to the area it is interesting how the indigenous inhabitants lived off the sea and land. It takes about an hour or two depending on how... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my parents, my sister, her boyfriend, and my girlfriend. My family is Muscogee Native American and we are very proud of our roots. Our ancestors were the ones who built the mounds that once lined the southeastern coast! I was the one who suggested we visit the Temple Museum because it really took us back to our... More 

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1 Thank Miranda L
Middletown, Delaware, United States
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94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is the place to go for history, exhibits and dioramas of Florida Northwest Indian Tribes. Well worth a visit. Nearby is a schoolhouse museum.

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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The museum is small but packed with artifacts and early history of the area. You get a glimpse of what life may have been like for the earliest settlers. The staff is ready to answer any questions and is eager to make sure you enjoy your visit. There is a gift shop on the premises. There is a charge for... More 

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Tallahassee
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

The pottery collection is interesting, though much of it is replicas. The most outstanding piece, which is in the attraction photograph, is a red figural of a human. It is not a replica and is amazing. We enjoyed learning more about the history of Native Americans in the area. The temple mound itself is a replica.

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2 Thank TallahasseeWriter
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Private owners donated this land to the city in early 1900's to ensure preservation, museum later added and other buildings relocated as well. The mound is from I believe 900 to 1400 AD. Unfortunately the adjacent museum does not open until noon on weekdays. One can walk around and climb observation stairs to platform and read information independently.9

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2 Thank Shauna D
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I have visited here several times. I find it to be very informative. They have some excellent displays and educational tools for children.

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1 Thank William C
Fort Walton Beach
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Located in downtown Fort Walton Beach on a very busy street. Parking is limited and busy street is not pedestrian friendly. More parking is available behind the museum The artifacts are indigenous of the early Indians and other settlers of the area. The employees are very willing and able to answer questions. Very family friendly with activities for children. I... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This museum is in the middle of downtown in Fort Walton Beach. It is a small museum but lots of Florida history and education to see. Worth seeing.

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Crestview, Florida, United States
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I'm glad that our city supports the preservation of history. The Indian Temple Mound gives a great educational experience for learning about Native American culture as well as early settlement and civilization through the school house. I enjoy visiting here and brining students.

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