Hernando de Soto State Archaeological Site

1022 De Soto Park Drive
Tallahassee FL 32301
(850) 922-6007

From October 1539 through March 1540, Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his expedition occupied land in present-day Tallahassee. De Soto’s Winter Encampment is the site of the first Christmas celebrated in North America. Located at the Governor Martin House. 

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From October 1539 through March 1540, Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his expedition occupied land in present-day Tallahassee. De Soto’s Winter Encampment is the site of the first Christmas celebrated in North America. Located at the Governor Martin House. 

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