‘Pirates: Last Scourge of the Gulf’ on display at the Indian Temple Mound Museum

Pirates: Last Scourge of the Gulf is now on display at the Indian Temple Mound Museum in the Lazarus Education Room through Labor Day.

The summer exhibit tells the story of the last golden age of piracy in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 1800s and how political upheaval in the Old and New World led to an opportunity for lawlessness in the Gulf.

The exhibit is part of regular admission to Indian Temple Mound Museum.

  • Admission also includes three historic buildings: the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, the Garnier Post Office Museum, and the Civil War Exhibit Building.
  • Visit www.fwb.org/museum for admission rates and all Heritage Park & Cultural Center details.

Pirates: Last Scourge of the Gulf features:

  • Artifacts from the time period
  • A pirate ship to play on
  • A knot-tying station
  • Pirate dress-up for the younger buccaneers
  • and much more.

Visitors will learn all about the famous pirates who plied the Gulf and the Caribbean, from Edward Teach to Jack Rackham, according to the city. Visitors will also learn about life aboard a pirate ship and chart the rise and fall of the pirates as part of this region’s history.

The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. The Indian Temple Mound Museum and Pirates exhibit is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • The historic buildings are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, please call the museum at 850-833-9595 or visit www.fwb.org/museum.

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