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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
Description: We are an educational and cultural institution of long standing...
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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Interesting and educational

We visited during Memorial Day weekend. Very well laid out and awesome artifacts.learned quite a bit about the earliest inhabitants of the Fl. Panhandle. Would highly recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

About $5 for essentially one display room. There is a nice display of pottery and some historical perspective on American Indian history in general and the area specifically, but essentially you could get all the info off their webpage. Understand they are trying to pay for it likely without a lot of tax dollars but you do not get a... More 

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Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We enjoyed this stop as a visit on vacation in Ft. Walton Beach. Small fee of $5 per adult, $3 per child. The speaker in the schoolhouse site was extremely informative. He def knew what he was talking about and had alot to share. The Civil War bldg. was closed the day we visited, so that was disappointing for my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We visited during Memorial Day weekend. Very well laid out and awesome artifacts.learned quite a bit about the earliest inhabitants of the Fl. Panhandle. Would highly recommend for school age children.

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Georgia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

The museum itself had some interesting items, but the other 3 buildings were not open. Was told we could come back in a couple of hours when those buildings opened if we kept our receipt. Not worth the trouble of going back. If you have to pay, all exhibits should be open at the same time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Ancient mound and museum of native peoples of the Florida Panhandle. A most worthwhile visit to anyone who wants to learn more of our history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This museum is such a great attraction to the Emerald coast and Florida in general. I never knew that there were so many interesting things to learn about the early years along the Gulf Coast. This museum may be small, but there are some amazing artifacts and exhibits to be seen here. I highly recommend to everyone, a visit to... More 

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TARPON SPRINGS
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Not only is it an Indian Temple Mound & Museum. It's also got a Civil War Tent & an Old Post Office & a school that dates back centuries!

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a very small museum and small outdoor area to explore. I would recommend have this as a part of a day trip including something else like lunch or another park. If you enjoy history it is worth a stop to see something different. If you are not into history you probably won't be that interested. There are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Situated in the downtown area of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Indian Temple Mound Museum gives a really good overview of the original inhabitants of the area. I have long studied and collected artifacts of the native inhabitants of the Americas, but I was amazed at some of the artifacts held by this museum. One of the most stunning is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you'd like to learn about the history of this area, make sure to take the time to walk through the museum. They have gathered what I consider the best collection of ancient indian pottery I have ever seen. The craftsmanship was amazing considering the tools they had to work with. I got a much better feel for what had... More 

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Additional Information about Indian Temple Mound and Museum

Address: Address: 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Phone Number: 850-833-9595
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Fort Walton Beach
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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