Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Natural History, Park
To provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.
Coral Gables, Florida
Botanical Garden, History, Library, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Conservation of orchid species and their habitats has been a cornerstone of the AOS since our founding in 1921. Through its members and staff, the Society plays a major role in the formulation of world orchid conservation opinion and policies. By working to save orchids and their habitats here and abroad, we preserve their beauty and important role in the planet's ecosystem.
Coconut Grove, Florida
History, Natural History, Park
The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. Munroe's principal passion was designing yachts. In his lifetime, he drew plans for 56 different boats. As a seaman, civic activist, naturalist, and photographer, Commodore Munroe was a man who cherished the natural world around him.
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
The Beaches Area Historical Society chronicles the history and culture of the beaches communities of the First Coast through its historic structures, research facilities, permanent exhibition, and educational programs.
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Nature Centers, Park
MERRITT ISLAND, Florida
History, Military, Park, Specialized
THE VETERANS MEMORIAL CENTER HOUSES THE VMC MUSEUM ON MERRITT ISLAND, FL., WHICH IS A PART OF THE BREVARD COUNTY PARK SYSTEM. THE VMC IS A 501(c) (3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. THE MUSEUM AND THE VMC ARE FREE ADMISSION.
Fort Myers, Florida
Botanical Garden, General, History, Historic House, Park
Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by....but, first, join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers' oldest homes - The Burroughs Home. Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers' elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones.
History, Military, Park
Camp Blanding was a major U.S. Army training facility during the Second World War. It was originally established as a state-owned training reservation in 1939 for the Florida National Guard. However, as war clouds materialized, the mobilization of reserve forces and the rapid expansion of the entire United States Army required Camp Blanding to be converted to a federal reservation. It was subsequently enlarged to house two complete infantry divisions along with many separate units.
Cape Coral, Florida
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park, Specialized
The museum and historical society collects, preserves and displays items relating to the history of Cape Coral. Come learn about the pioneer families that worked the land, the era of the Rosen brothers and their Gulf American Corporation when Cape Coral and its vast canal system were built, and learn about the beginnings of the city of Cape Coral which was incorporated in 1970. Come inside and find out what makes this city so unique!
Boca Raton, Florida
Children's, Park, Science
To educate children through interactive hands-on exhibits which serve as the focal point in providing unique avenues for exploring the wonders of science and increasing the scientific and technological literacy of children.
Children's, General, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Archaeology, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Facilitate enjoyment and understanding of southwest Florida nature and history; Promote Environmental awareness; and Foster Responsible Stewardship
Art, Children's, Culture, History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The Discovery Center now occupies the "former" Tuscawilla Youth Center (Armory) building in downtown Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, Florida. This new and exciting change will be a part of the City's ReDiscover Tuscawilla Park Project, along with plans for the addition of pavilions, a new all-inclusive playground, connecting sidewalks and fishing platforms.
Children's, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Zoo
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park showcases some of Florida's loveliest landscape surrounding the headwaters of the Homosassa River. The 210-acre park is home to native Florida wildlife including the endangered West Indian Manatees, Red Wolves, Florida Panther, Key deer, Whooping Cranes and much more. The park is one of only a few places where you can see a West Indian manatee up close 365 daysa year.
Floral City, Florida
Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Library, Park
Heritage Hall Museum & Museum "Country" Store are located in the renovated Old Fire Station, which was vacated by the county in 2000. Initially opened only during Floral City Heritage Days (annually on the first Saturday of December and preceding Friday night), Heritage Hall was redesigned in 2009 and opened weekly every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tierra Verde, Florida
Saint Augustine, Florida
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historical Society, Military, Park
Fort Mose is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African American community. In 1693 King Charles II of Spain issued a royal proclamation offering freedom to all male and female slaves in exchange for their conversion to the Catholic religion and service to the Crown.
Saint Augustine, Florida
Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Park, Planetarium, Science
The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is a 15 acre waterfront, Historical Site where St. Augustine, Florida began in 1565. Here, on September 8, 1565, Spanish Explorer Pedro Menendez de Aviles established the oldest continuous European Settlement in the U.S., and held the first recorded Thanksgiving Feast between Europeans and Native Americans - 55 years before the Pilgrims. The site is 42 years older than Jamestown, and is open 364 days a year.
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The nation's largest national seashore, Gulf Islands,provides recreational opportunities and historic sites in the panhandle of Florida. Visitors can visit historic Fort Pickens, Fort Barrancas, and the Advanced Redoubt and see coastal defense batteries.