Historic Sites of Canaveral National Seashore
February 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$90.00
Meet in front of the Convention Center Building to board the van.
Bring money for lunch at J.B.’s Fish Camp on Mosquito Lagoon in New Smryna Beach.
An undeveloped beach with up to 8,000 sea turtle nests each summer contains a variety of resources. Walk with former National Park Service Ranger John Stiner as he visits four sites and unfolds intriguing secrets. Turtle Mound, one of the tallest, best-known archeological sites in Florida is displayed on Spanish maps in the 16th century, being an important navigational guide. Climb to the top and view a panorama of ocean, estuary and beaches. Castle Windy is a smaller mound, lying in the shadows of maritime hammock on the edge of Mosquito Lagoon. Learn of the mystery here for birders to ponder. Seminole Rest dates back 4,000 years. Archeological discoveries and dialog with Native Americans make this site worth visiting. El Dora State House displays life along Florida waterway in the early 1900’s, reflecting a less hectic era. Learn about a dramatic clash between French Huguenots and Spanish soldiers in 1565 that may have changed the history of Florida, leaving clues about a still undiscovered shipwreck in park waters.