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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
12:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:30

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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Go ahead and touch!

Four museums in one location, with interesting and well kept displays. I took my 8-year-old son and he was especially enthusiastic about the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum. The... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Deborah E
Destin, Florida
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Destin, Florida
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Four museums in one location, with interesting and well kept displays. I took my 8-year-old son and he was especially enthusiastic about the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum. The employee there, Gail, was absolutely wonderful! She encouraged my boy to touch and explore, play with the toys, ask questions, try on the hats, draw on the chalk boards, etc. The very... More 

1 Thank Deborah E
Miramichi, Canada
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93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I had driven by and even parked near this location several times during the past 4 or 5 years and always thought of going in. Well, I finally did and am sorry I put it off for so long. From the outside, it is not impressive, the mound id small as is the building functioning as a museum. Said museum... More 

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Parking is very easy at any of the free public lots in the area and they're very easy to find. Also, there is parking on the side streets. The area is very safe so walking is not a concern. The "Indian Temple Mound" is located in the center of Fort Walton Beach business area and it was supposedly constructed by... More 

2 Thank Tippinwa
New Port Richey, Florida
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415 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

While venturing within the city limits, this place was a place my lady companion and I desired to visit. Here we were not disappointed. Once inside, you can stroll about, at your leisure, and observe various historical data, facts and artifacts from the area. The bldg, is small, however, the layout makes the most of the space.

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Destin, Florida
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Being a history nerd, I loved this museum! Actually went twice in one week! Tickets are reasonably priced and give you access to the Museum, Mound, Old School House, Post Office, and small civil war cabin. They have some really amazing artifacts, all locally found.

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Shalimar, Florida
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I took my 12 year old grandson to see the Mound and visit the Museum. Unfortunately, the other 3 buildings had already closed but we received a pass to return another day when open (hours are very limited, check ahead online or call), The museum has very interesting Native American artifacts dating back several thousand years. Exhibits have lots of... More 

1 Thank Cai53
Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Museum as well as a schoolhouse and small civil war exhibits. Nice place for kids to learn about the history of Florida culture and people. Some interactive thugs for kids to do like weaving, trying out a bow drill, etc. The people working here are wonderful and knowledgeable! Fun cold afternoon spent here.

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Niceville, Florida
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Too many times we go out of town to see and visit museums, shops and other attractions that you can actually find in your own city or town. The Temple Mound and Museum is one of those. The history and items they show are interesting and if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask. It's just one small... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

All I thought we would see was an Indian mound, but was pleasantly surprised to find more than that. The schoolhouse museum was so interesting and the lady working answered all of our questions and had so much information to tell about it! Learning about the Native Americans in the area that built the mound was great and seeing the... More 

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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375 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The main attractions are the museums. The mound is here, but there is nothing to it. Too big to photograph, nothing to see on it. The 4 museums are great. The artifacts found at the mound are fascinating. The schoolhouse, post office, and civil war museum each have their own charm.

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