Welcome to the Friends of the Museums...
We are located in the beautiful Panhandle of Northwest
Florida in the City of Fort Walton Beach in Okaloosa County. This area is known for its beautiful white, sugar sand beaches,
turquoise blue waters, good fishing, excellent shopping, family friendly vacations, history museums, and home to Eglin Air
Force Base and Hurlburt Field.
The Friends is a membership 501(3)(c), non-profit organization, which raises funds
and provides volunteers to help support archaeology, history, heritage, and educational projects. programs and events of the
City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center.
The Heritage Park & Cultural Center is comprised
of four history museums and a prehistoric Temple Mound which allows visitors to explore the history of Northwest Florida
from 12,000 BC - 1950 AD.
National Historic Landmark - Fort Walton Temple Mound
Indian Temple Mound
Prehistoric Native American Collections
Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum -
Restored 1912 One-Room School
Garnier Post Office - Restored 1918 Post Office
Civil War Exhibit Building -
Civil War Encampment Exhibit
Join the Friends
and discover many enriching experiences in history and archaeology.
Downtown Fort Walton Beach
Heritage Park and Cultural Center
139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE (Hwy. 98)
Walton Beach, Florida 32548
Friends Birthday Party
The Friends of the Museums will celebrate
their 20th Birthday
with a party on Saturday, July 11th from 12:00 - 2:00 pm at the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum.
The Pelican Pickers will entertain with their music from 12:30 - 1:30. Cake and ice cream will be served.
All are welcome to help celebrate this achievement. All the museums of Heritage Park will be open free to the public
on this day.