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Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum

Camp Walton Schoolhouse

The Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum is a historic one room schoolhouse where you and your guests can explore the history of Fort Walton Beach’s local education from the 1910s through the 1930s. Learn more about what makes Camp Walton Schoolhouse worth the visit during your time in Fort Walton Beach by reading on below!

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 1:00pm until 3:00pm on Monday through Saturday, with the last admission sold at 2:00pm 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 rdaniel@fwb.org, or asking one of our reservation specialists at Breakers of Fort Walton Beach.

Things to Do Nearby

Enjoying time savoring sights of the past is a highlight of a visit to the Camp Walton Schoolhouse. When you’re ready to transition from the amazing moments of yesterday into the marvels of modern Fort Walton Beach, there are plenty of options to choose from. Crafting the ideal Fort Walton Beach itinerary begins by exploring the many communities that make up the Emerald Coast. Whether you prefer time indulging in delicious stops, experiences on the water or moments spent on the sand and under the sun, this is a destination that promises to have a little something for everyone. Here are a few ideas on things to add to your must-see and do list that will take your trip to the next level of fun and excellence!

Explore the John C Beasley Park

Whether you’re traveling this direction solo or heading towards Florida with friends and family at your side, a stop at the John C Beasley Park is well worth your effort. Situated at 1550 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, the John C Beasley Park is the perfect place to soak up some rays, watch the water roll in and enjoy a picnic with those you love most. This area is dotted with delightful picnic tables that make a midday snack easier than ever. On-site restrooms make this a convenient stop while showers are ideal for those days when you head this direction for a swim. Entrance to this park is always free and the memories you’ll make here are priceless.

Dine at The Gulf on Okaloosa Island

Delicious dining experiences are a sure way to truly make the most of your trip to Florida. When you’re in the mood for savory seafood and an elegant and welcoming atmosphere, head over to The Gulf on Okaloosa Island. This delightful locale is situated at 1284 Marler Avenue and is a popular bayside hangout amongst locals and visitors looking to enjoy seafood and cocktails. This restaurant is open daily from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm and information regarding reservations or group dining can be found by contacting 850-226-8226.

Attractions Nearby

When you’re in the mood for some family fun that inspires everyone in your traveling group, head over to Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone and get ready to get crazy! This exciting stop is located at 1306 Miracle Strip Parkway SE and is open from 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm most days of the week. Guests spend an average of two to three hours at this family-friendly destination exploring the mini-golf, go-karts, indoor arcade, roller coaster and more. Laser tag, a movie theater and a 60-foot rope course give this destination a dynamic edge that keeps visitors coming back for more. Customized pricing is available depending on the activities guests choose to enjoy. More information can be found by contacting 850-400-3300.

Find Out More about Fort Walton Beach’s Many Incredible Attractions!

Our representatives can share their local knowledge and insider tips on how to get the most out of your Fort Walton Beach vacation experience and about Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum. Give us a call or send us an email today and ask about our spectacular vacation rental properties to start planning your next great vacation! Book our wonderful Fall vacation rentals now!