Florida’s history is as wonderfully diverse as the people who live here. Explore pivotal moments in Florida’s history—times of war and of peace, of financial depression and of great economic growth. Discover how Florida’s people lived, worked and played throughout the state’s development. Native peoples and settlers, soldiers and statesmen, explorers, artisans, homemakers—the rich and diverse lives of Floridians are showcased, interpreted and placed in historical context. Different times, different lives, one place—Florida.
Throughout Florida’s history and at each of our Department of State Museums, there are themes that unite Florida’s inhabitants and history. Explore these themes and be sure to visit each site for more information.