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Fort Walton Mound
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Fort Walton Mound, in the Indian Temple Mound and Museum
Fort Walton Mound is located in Florida
Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida USA
Coordinates: 30°24′13″N 86°36′27″W / 30.40361°N 86.6075°W / 30.40361; -86.6075Coordinates: 30°24′13″N 86°36′27″W / 30.40361°N 86.6075°W / 30.40361; -86.6075
Added to NRHP: October 15, 1966
Designated NHL: July 19, 1964[2]
NRHP Reference#: 66000268[1]

The Fort Walton Mound is located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, near the intersection of State Road 85 and U.S. Route 98, in the Florida Panhandle. The address is 139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE. A museum located at the site is known as the Indian Temple Mound and Museum. The museum features pre-Columbian artifacts, as well as a variety of exhibits on Native American and Floridian history. The Fort Walton Mound was built about 1300 CE by Mound Builders, known as the Fort Walton Culture. Because of its significance, the mound was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.

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Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center

The museum is part the Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center. Admission to Heritage Park includes Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum and Garnier Post Office Museum.

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Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum

The Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum was the original one room schoolhouse that was built in 1911[3] for Camp Walton, now Fort Walton. The museum opened in 1976 and features early 20th century desks and education items.

Garnier Post Office Museum

The Garnier Post Office Museum is an original small rural post office that displays the postal history of Camp Walton and Fort Walton with emphasis from 1900 to the 1950's. The site also served as a voting location. The museum opened in 1988.[4]

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