This 22-acre nature preserve and museum is home of the famous Windover Archaeological Exhibit featured in the Discovery Channel production "Windover:Secrets of the Bog People". Windover pond has proved to be one of the most important and productive "wet" archaeological sites in the nation. Discovered in 1984 in Titusville, the shallow bog pond was the burial ground for more than 200 Native Americans who lived in the area about 7,000 years ago, more than 2,000 years before the first pyramids were built in Egypt. The ancient pond's muck long ago turned to peat, preserving the bones, and to the archaeologists' amazement, the brains of these ancient people.The bog now sits quietly as the final resting place of these fascinating people.
The museum also features exhibits on Florida's industries like citrus, fishing, the Florida East Coast Railroad, and turpentine. Depictions of the Ais and Seminole people are also among the exhibits. Collections that include authentic and replica fossils of the giant ground sloth, mastodon, saber tooth cat and more are also on display.