Welcome to Historic DeFuniak Springs, FL
Official Site of the DeFuniak Springs Visitors Center (850) 333-2241
Walk in the footsteps of presidents, first ladies, famous poets, orators, and American song writers. This campus, built during the Victorian Era (1884), is one of Florida's most treasured, and hidden, historic sites. It is also one of Florida's first planned (once gated) communities comprised of plotted properties for cottages and mansions, a grand lecture hall built to resemble the U.S. Capitol, a magnificent hotel (no longer standing), a charming library, churches of various denominations and an art department. 4,000 people a day once traveled here by excursion train just to listen to such notable and prominent people as Ohio Gov. (and future president) William McKinley, Founder of the American Red Cross Clara Barton, American Orator and presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan, Vice President Thomas Marshall, and Writer of Battle Hymn of the Republic Julia Ward Howe - just to name a few!
Below are some videos about the campus from YouTube you may enjoy.