Take a Look at the Educational Past of Fort Walton at Camp Walton Schoolhouse
Nestled in downtown Fort Walton Beach within Heritage Park & Cultural Center, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum is a historic building that once served as the first school ever built in what is now Fort Walton Beach, previously named Camp Walton.
The original building had a single room, which was then expanded into another room for the dedicated instruction of higher grade levels. Today, the schoolhouse functions as a museum on Fort Walton Beach’s early education system and the local culture of the area during the time. Beyond its function as a school, the building was also used for community activities.
In order to enter Camp Walton Schoolhouse, an admission fee of $3.18 to $5.30 must be paid, depending on military status or age. Children under the age of 4 years are admitted into the museum for free. Your admission to Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum also serves as admission into the other museums onsite, including the Fort Walton Temple Mound, the Indian Temple Mound Museum, and the Garnier Post Office Museum.
Camp Walton Schoolhouse is open to the public from 8:00am until 5:00pm on Monday through Saturday, with the last admission sold at 4:00pm to ensure ample time for touring the facility. This museum and others within Heritage Park & Cultural Center are closed on Sundays and all major holidays.
If you’re interested in visiting Camp Walton Schoolhouse, you’ll find the attraction next to the Indian Temple Mound Museum at 127 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. You can also learn more by calling (850) 833-9596, emailing email@example.com, or asking one of our reservation specialists at Breakers of Fort Walton Beach.