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Historical Sites in Orlando, Tampa and Central Florida

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While Central Florida is well-known for being quite modern, there are some interesting historical attractions present in this region as well.

Historical Sites around Cape Canaveral Area (Space Coast)

The Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral on Central Florida's Atlantic Coast is not only historical, but also continues to make history. Located at Kennedy Space Center is a museum dedicated to space exploration, as well as the actual launch pad where Apollo 11 lifted off on its historic trip to the moon. As this is still a working space launch facility, history continues to be made here with each liftoff.


Cocoa Village, near Cape Canaveral, has a quaint, restored downtown, featuring many original shops and homes from the late 1800s. Visitors to the area can see a variety of historic buildings and can purchase goods at the oldest operating retail store on the entire east coast of Florida, which dates back to 1885.

Historical Sites around Tampa Bay, Florida

Turn back the wheels of time and enjoy classical movies in the 1926 Tampa Theatre or go even back even further to sample 1800's pioneer village life in Heritage Village in Largo.

Also on Tampa Bay, Fort De Soto, is a fully loaded fort that was spared actual fighting.

Historical Sites in Orlando, Tampa, Cape Canaveral and Central Florida

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