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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
Phone Number: +1 850-833-9595
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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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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More to this site than just the Temple Mound

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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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