In 1962 the Indian Temple Mound Museum opened as the first municipally owned and operated museum in the State of Florida. The current museum building opened to the public in 1972 and is located on Highway 98 in the heart of historic downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
The museum houses interpretative exhibits depicting 12,000 years of Native American occupation. Over 1,000 artifacts of stone, bone, clay, and shell are here, as well as one of the finest collections of prehistoric ceramics in the Southeastern United States. Exhibits also include artifacts from European Explorers, local pirates, and early settlers.
Admission for all museums in the complex will be taken at the Indian Temple Mound Museum building. This museum is handicapped accessible. All other museums are located within a one-minute walk around the base of the mound.