Tampa Bay History Center

Features exhibits and artifacts relating to the first peoples who inhabited the Tampa Bay area. Includes the following Native American-themed exhibits:

  • Winds of Change Theater profiles the first European contacts in Florida beginning with Panfilo Narváez’s landing near Tampa Bay in 1528.
  • Florida’s First People features Tocobaga and Calusa artifacts, including tools, weapons and pottery, as well as original artwork by artist Theodore Morris.
  • European Exploration details the arrival of Spanish and French explorers who landed in Florida at the beginning the 16th century.

Back to Map of Florida Indian Sites

Internal Links:
Lost Worlds: Florida

Ancient Civilizations of Florida

External Links:

Le Moyne’s Florida Indians @ TheNewWorld.us

Tampa Bay History Center


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