Historical Landmarks & Sites | Discover Crystal River, FL

Historical Sites

Discover a Rich Cultural Tapestry

What’s the highest point in Crystal River? It’s a temple mound overlooking Crystal River that was built by Native Americans a thousand years ago, before Europeans ever arrived in the Americas. Crystal River Archaeological State Park is one of the many treasures marking the rich cultural tapestry of this region of Florida and the United States.

Other important historical sites include Fort Cooper State Park in Inverness—marking an important battle in the Second Seminole War–and the Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins in Homosassa, center of a once vast sugar plantation in the era before and during the American Civil War.

History is Everywhere
heritage museum artwork

Trace the story of Crystal River.

hiking along the water's edge

Explore a Trailblazer's Paradise

Art for every palate.

swimming with the manatees

Welcome to the Manatee Capital of The World! Let an experienced guide take you through the crystal clear waters of our local springs where you can swim alongside these gentle giants!