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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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Small but very intriguing

Went here to get school credit for my son missing school ( never had to do that ridiculous stuff when i was a kid, my parents just said we wouldn't be there and that was that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2013
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Rome, Georgia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This museum, even though not large, has the biggest collection of pottery that I have seen to date. The history of Native Americans is traced and shows how the coming of Spaniards changed their lifestyle. With admission you can go to the one room schoolhouse,the post office and a small Civil War display.

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Several reviewers have already given descriptions of what this museum is about. It is a small museum, but may take close to an hour to get through. There is a lot of reading, and some of it is a distance from where you are standing, so if you use glasses, bring them. This museum provides history, not only of native... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

So much to see, the Temple Mound, the Museum, the schoolhouse and post office. All fun and very interesting artifacts. They are redoing the entrance on 98, and it should be something to see. The museum and gift shop have so much, the real Native American story of NW Florida. You have to stop when you are in town, low... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Great history and a nice museum, very much worth the hour it takes to see. Then stroll around downtown.

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86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Went here to get school credit for my son missing school ( never had to do that ridiculous stuff when i was a kid, my parents just said we wouldn't be there and that was that... Pardon me while I vent lol). Anyways the attraction was interesting, initially thought it was a burial mound and found out it was not... More 

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hatfield indiana
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Really enjoyed the artifacts and history! a jog into the past of Ft Walton history...really enjoyed!

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Memphis to N.O. to Fort Walton
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is over the bridge in the old town. It is a nice little something to do (especially with the kids) when you have had enough sun for a few hours.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Indian Temple Mound Museum in downtown Fort Walton Beach is a small museum in a unique setting. A boardwalk outside the museum allows visitors to climb to the top of the burial mound to view a replica of a ceremonial structure. Inside the museum is an impressive collection of Native American pottery excavated from the Florida coastal area and dating... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

It was interesting seeing all the fragments of pottery in the museum and the incising on them. It is awesome that the mound is preserved to the extent that it is. Helps us remember there is something that has been here since before 1776. Near the Indian Museum and Mound there is also a schoolhouse museum. The guide there was... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The Indian Temple Mound Museum is a peaceful haven in the heart of downtown Fort Walton Beach. While the city is bustling just outside the museum once inside I was transformed to a time long ago when Native Americans lived here. The artifacts tell the story of the mound Indians that lived here. It's fascinating to see the pottery and... 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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