Located inside the Florida Public Archaeology Network headquarters in downtown Pensacola, the Destination Archaeology Resource Center is an archaeology museum open to the public. Inside you will learn about the amazing archaeological sites that you can visit and experience throughout the state. Exhibits include displays about both land and underwater archaeology sites. It showcases heritage sites open to the public within the eight regions of FPAN with traditional and interactive displays.
A Road Trip through Florida Archaeology
With 500 years of European history and more than 14,000 years of Native American prehistory, Florida is host to an array of cultural landmark sites. Archaeological sites across the state have helped shed the light on our past. In this exhibit you will journey through the eight different regions of Florida and visit significant archaeological sites along the way. These include prehistoric mounds, shipwrecks, forts and Spanish missions, battlefields, and museums. Throughout the exhibit you can interact with digital displays and get a chance to touch real artifacts from a few of these sites. The best part about the sites featured in the exhibit- you can visit them in person and we can show you how to get there!
Programs and Outreach
PROGRAMS AND OUTREACH
Throughout the year, the Destination Archaeology Resource Center offers a variety of programs inside and outside of the museum. They help promote the amazing archaeological resources across the state by giving tours of the museum's exhibits and the FPAN Coordinating Center, as well as leading hiking, biking, and kayaking tours to archaeological sites across the region. DARC staff regularly gives public talks featuring Florida’s most recent archaeological research at museums, libraries, schools, and other civic groups. From film screenings to “story time” programs, they offer archaeology opportunities for both adults and kids.
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