FORT WALTON BEACH — The Indian Temple Mound Museum is happy to have the Pirates: Last Scourge of the Gulf exhibit back at the Indian Temple Mound Museum this summer.
The exhibit tells the story of the last golden age of piracy in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 1800s as political upheaval led to an opportunity for lawlessness in the Gulf of Mexico. The exhibit features artifacts from the time period, a pirate ship to play on, 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.
Visitors will also learn about life aboard a pirate ship and chart the rise of fall of the pirates as part of this region’s history. Regular admission to the Indian Temple Mound Museum also covers the exhibit.
Pirates: Last Scourge of the Gulf is on display in the Lazarus Education Room through Labor Day.
Heritage Park & Cultural Center is located at 139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE. The Indian Temple Mound Museum is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call the museum at 833-9595.
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center is a community outreach division of the city and is committed to providing area historical educational programming.