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Indian Temple Mound and Museum

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Address: 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548-5817
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+1 850-833-9595
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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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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Andyf

Well worth the visit. Hundreds of Native American artifacts from the area are house here. There is also an old post office, civil war memorabilia and an old school house. All... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2016
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the visit. Hundreds of Native American artifacts from the area are house here. There is also an old post office, civil war memorabilia and an old school house. All very interesting with the highlight being the Indian artifacts and descriptions.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

In the heart of the touristy attractions in Fort Walton Beach is this pleasant and interesting museum centered around an ancient Native American mound and related artifacts. Change of pace if you are vacationing or enjoy our Native culture.

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

We loved it but are ecogeeks who love rocks and history. Kind people, informative exhibits, and the schoolhouse was great. The docent there knew all about the schoolhouse and the area.

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Ft Walton Beach, Fl
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

this was very a very interesting visit---the history was outasight. I would recommend visiting during the indian flute festival.

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Port Orange, Florida
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Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting! So many artifacts, terrific information! Hours of operation are later in day, so check first, before you leave! Don't think it's for young children?! Lots of reading.

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Patterson Ar
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

We were met by a nice gentleman who gave us an education on the school house and all the furniture and items used to teach yrs ago and the rules on what they could and could not do. I know these teachers are glad some of those rules don't apply today. the museum was very interesting lots of things to... More 

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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife had a wonderful time learning about the history of this area. There is a lot of reading involved. I like the exhibits. Would recommend.

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Valparaiso, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I enjoyed it, I like history and it is one of the only sites in our area that I know of. The kids were interested but were ready to go get a shaved ice across the street sooner than I was!

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Xenia, Ohio
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

Being and old Archaeologist, the Temple Mound was fantastic. During the Civil War it had a gun battery on top of it as it was the highest point around. Nice shaded area to just walk around in and look at the exhibits.

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

Being dependent on a walker I could not go up the stairs on the mound. There are no real guides to discuss displays here, kind of a do it yourself tour. However there are a few interesting exhibits and the children did like the few hands on displays of early tools. Was disappointed that the gift shop did not carry... More 

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