Fort Walton Temple Mound
The large mound and village site within the community of Fort Walton Beach gained the attention of antiquarians and archaeologists well over 100 years ago. This site is the namesake of Fort Walton archaeological culture, which is found over a large territory in Florida and surrounding states and is characterized by impressive mounds and elaborate pottery. Though much of the village site has been built over since its initial rediscovery by archaeologists, the large temple mound remains and is preserved by the City of Fort Walton Beach.
Did You Know...
- The Fort Walton Temple Mound, built between 800 and 1400 A.D., is a National Historic Landmark.
- Exhibits depict 12,000 years of Native American history; the museum features more than 6,000 ceramic artifacts and contains the finest collection of Fort Walton Period ceramics in the Southeastern U.S.
- Artifacts from early explorers, settlers, and Civil War soldiers are also on display at three other museums on the site. These include two historic buildings that are included in one admission price.