HERITAGE AND HISTORY
Each of Florida's 8 geographic regions has its own interesting heritage and history. These pages tell you about that history and also show you the registered historic and heritage sites in that region listed by county.
Flag of the State of Florida
Florida has 1,300 heritage sites spread out over 67 counties. The state organizes these by theme of the site as well as the county it is located in. Here are the 23 themes:
- Archaeological Sites
- Cemeteries and Mausoleums
- Civic and Social Clubs
- Commercial and Industrial
- Educational Facilities and Campuses
- Florida Main Streets
- Heritage Trails
- Historic Attractions
- Historic Bridges and Spans
- Historic Districts
- Historic Movie Theaters
- Libraries and Archives
- Markers and Monuments
- Municipal Buildings
- National Historic Landmarks
- Parks, Preserves, and Sanctuaries
- Performing Arts
- Sites of Military Significance
- Sites of Religious Significance
Click on the map below of the region whose history you'd like to know. You will also see a complete list of that region's heritage sites.
Northwest Florida heritage and history are all around you as you travel through miles of mainly rural country, pine woods, and some of the most beautiful sand beaches in the world.
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA
North Central Florida heritage and history will be your constant companion as you travel from Monticello near the Georgia border, to Tallahassee, Gainesville and Cedar Key.
Tallahassee Florida Governors Mansion
Northeast Florida heritage and history is unique and will be on your mind as you drive the beautiful beaches and old towns.
Vintage Postcard Hotel Ponce de Leon
CENTRAL EAST FLORIDA
Central East Florida heritage and history is an intriguing blend of Old Florida and the high tech space age.
Cocoa Village Playhouse
Central Florida heritage and history begins with the early native Americans who dwelled in the area 12,000 years ago.
Avon Park Mall Vintage Postcard
CENTRAL WEST FLORIDA
Central West Florida heritage and history begins with the early native Americans who dwelled in the area 12,000 years ago.
Hillsborough River in Tampa
Southwest Florida heritage and history begins with the early native Americans, the Calusa, who lived in the area 12,000 years ago.
Naples Pier at Sunset
Southeast Florida history has been shaped by many cultures and characters. Thousands of years ago, the Tequesta tribe of Indians lived on Biscayne Bay in what are now Miami-Dade County and south Broward County.
Vintage Postcard Miami Yacht Club
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