Historical Places in Florida You’ll Love

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Whether you’re looking to explore state parks or intriguing museums, there are suitable historical spots for every kind of traveler. In this guide, you’ll find the most remarkable landmarks to explore on your next trip.


Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is the oldest masonry fort in the United States. It is located in one of the country’s oldest cities, St. Augustine.


Key West Lighthouse

The Key West Lighthouse is a magnificent landmark positioned in Key West, Florida. This impressive lighthouse was built in 1825 to help ships navigate the dangerous reefs and enter the port.


Bok Tower Gardens

The Bok Tower Gardens is one of the most picturesque places in the Sunshine State. It is a 250-acre garden and bird sanctuary situated atop Iron Mountain in Lake Wales.


Fort Jefferson

Nestled in Key West, Fort Jefferson is one of the best locations to visit during a Dry Tortugas National Park day trip.


Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is the former villa of an agricultural industrialist, James Deering. Located in Miami, this magnificent museum opened in 1916.


Lightner Museum

This museum is set in the former Hotel Alcazar building and was once famous for supporting the world’s largest indoor swimming pool.


Fort Matanzas National Monument

Fort Matanzas National Monument is another notable landmark situated in St. Augustine. It preserves the fortified coquina watchtower that was built in 1742.



Stiltsville is a historical landmark located in Key Biscayne, just one mile south of Cape Florida. It is a collection of wood stilt houses that stands about 10 feet above the shallow waters.


Mound House

Mound House is a unique archaeological and historical site situated in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. This restored house museum sits atop an ancient Calusa Indian shell mound directly on Estero Bay.

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