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Indian Temple Mound and Museum

Situated along Miracle Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, the Indian Temple Mound and Museum is a historical locale where Fort Walton Beach visitors can observe and learn about the ancient Native American culture that once lived in the area, as well as their lifestyles and cultural legacy. Read on below to see why the Indian Temple Mound and Museum makes for a spectacular sightseeing stop in Fort Walton Beach!

The Indian Temple Mound Museum: A Fascinating Look at Native American Culture and Local History

The Indian Temple Mound and Museum is an incredible historic site and accompanying museum dedicated to showcasing the history and culture of Fort Walton Beach and Northwest Florida from 14,000 B.C. through the 1950s through exhibits and educational programs. The museum’s main attraction is the Fort Walton Temple Mound, a large ceremonial, religious, and political structure built in approximately 850 AD by the Pensacola Mississippian tribe.

Admission for the museum depends on age or military status. Prices range from $3.18 for children ages 4 to 17 years to $5.30 for adults ages 18 years or older. Discounts are available for military personnel with ID and seniors over the age of 55 years. These fees also serve as admission for all four of the museums located on the grounds, of Heritage Park & Cultural Center, including the Indian Temple Mound Museum, the Fort Walton Temple Mound, the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, and the Garnier Post Office Museum.

The museum and historic attraction are open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, with the last admission tickets sold at 4:00pm. The Indian Temple Mound and Museum is closed on Sundays and for all major holidays.

You’ll find the Indian Temple Mound Museum in downtown Fort Walton Beach, next door to the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum at 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. You can learn more about this attraction by calling (850) 833-9595, emailing rdaniel@fwb.org, or asking one of our representatives at Breakers of Fort Walton Beach.

Nearby Landmarks and Attractions to Enjoy

A trip to the Indian Temple Mound Museum is bound to be an inspiring place to spend an afternoon, particularly for those that have a passion for history and are looking for hands-on routes to engaging with local culture. As education as it is fun, the Indian Temple Mound Museum comes with the added benefit of being located near a variety of other fun stops that are worth experiencing while you’re visiting Fort Walton Beach. Whether you’re in the mood to immerse yourself in nature or can’t wait to savor some new flavors this area is brimming over with potential!

Fort Walton Beach Landing Park

Situated at 139 Brooks Street SE, Fort Walton Beach Landing Park is a particularly fun stop when you’re looking for a destination to enjoy a scenic stroll or require a playground for little ones to run off excess energy. Fort Walton Beach Landing Park offers up a chance to take in sights of the water while the kids make the most of time on the playground. Pavilions on-site make it a beautiful choice when you’re in the mood for an afternoon picnic and depending on when you arrive, your stop might just coincide with a performance on the park’s small stage. Fort Walton Beach Landing Park also hosts a quaint rock-climbing wall for those looking to test their skills.

Bay Café French Restaurant

When a day of fun under the sun has left you with an appetite to attend to, look no further than a savory stop at Bay Café French Restaurant. Located at 233 Alconese Avenue SE, Bay Café is the perfect choice when you’re looking to enjoy time on an open-air patio indulging in the flavors of France right in the heart of Fort Walton Beach. The atmosphere is decidedly laid-back and the view is great, but the menu selections are traditional French, giving the entire experience a touch of elegance that’s worth enjoying for yourself.

Ross Marler Park

Across the bridge on Okaloosa Island, visitors to Fort Walton Beach will find a day of fun under the sun waiting when they set their sights on Ross Marler Park. Sitting at 1275 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Ross Marler Park is a great place to take advantage of the boat ramp or spend some time swimming and working on a tan. With plenty of playgrounds and picnic spaces waiting to be enjoyed, this is a spot that the entire family is sure to love.

Contact Us Today and Plan Your Fort Walton Beach Vacation!

Interested in visiting the Indian Temple Mound Museum? Then call or email us to discuss booking your stay in one of our incredible vacation rental properties today and take advantage of all this and more!