Heritage Park and Cultural Center Construction Work – July and August 2014
The Heritage Park and Cultural Center campus will undergo construction work between July 21 and August 28. The wooden boardwalk between the Indian Temple Mound Museum and the Fort Walton Temple Mound is being replaced.
During this time the museums of Heritage Park, including the Indian Temple Mound Museum, will be open regular hours. The construction work will not affect access to the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum, and Civil War Exhibit Building. However, guests at the Indian Temple Mound Museum will access the museum through the metal double-doors on the north side of the building at the parking lot on Eglin Parkway on the north side of the museum campus. These doors will be clearly marked and indicated for guests. Staff will be on-site to assist as well.
The preservation deck on top of the Ft. Walton Temple Mound will be closed during construction. The top of the mound will be inaccessible for the duration of the boardwalk work.
During the boardwalk construction, the Indian Temple Mound Museum will temporarily not be handicap accessible. This will not affect the Schoolhouse, Post Office, or Civil War exhibit.
The public restrooms along Highway 98 will remain open and are handicap equipped.
Details and exact dates will be found on our website http://fwb.org/museums/ and on our Facebook page at “City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center.” Information will also be available by calling Heritage Park at 850-833-9595.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause but the staff and volunteers are committed to delivering the finest museum experience on the Emerald Coast for our guests.
The Indian Temple Mound Museum is open 10am-4:30pm Mon-Sat
The historic buildings are open 12-4pm Mon-Sat
Admission can be purchased at the Indian Temple Mound Museum
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We are an educational and cultural institution of long standing traditions. It is our mission to preserve, interpret and present the prehistory and history of the Fort Walton Beach community and the Northwest Florida area from 14,000 B.C. through the 1950′s. We serve students, citizens and visitors through exhibits, educational programs, publications and special events.
Heritage Park & Cultural Center includes the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, Garnier Post Office Museum, Fort Walton Temple Mound, and the Civil War Exhibit Building.
Are you looking for flyers for our upcoming events? Please see the event flyers page.
Want to learn more about Indian heritage throughout the rest of Florida? Check out the website for Florida’s Indian Heritage Trail.
Want to learn more about all the museums in Okaloosa County? Check out the Museum Cooperative Booklet.
The museums of Heritage Park especially welcome locals on the first Saturday of each month. For more information, please see our Hometown History 2013 Flyer.
Are you interested in renting our travelling exhibit Pirates: Last Scourge of the Gulf? Please click here for more information.