Support the Punta Gorda History Center

Today from noon until tomorrow noon donations of $25 to $100 doubled by the Giving Challenge.  To Donate to the Punta Gorda History Center go to and in the FIND Organization box type in "History" and you will find the Punta Gorda History Center on the list.  

Where to Find Us?

We are  located at 512 E. Grace Street across the street from Charlotte High School. 

Current Exhibits

 "Gone But Not Forgotten," an exhibit of photographs of structures once a part of Punta Gorda and still a part of the communal memory.

"Hall of Honor"  is a temporary exhibit (prior to installation of permanent one) of photographs of people and organizations that have made significant contributions to Punta Gorda's develpment.  

Join us for an exciting journey into the past – the past of our country, Florida and in particular Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor. This journey takes you down a river – a river called Peace… and into a harbor which experienced fishing, commerce, war, adventuring, settlement. It takes you back to the formation of a town, one of Florida’s oldest with a name taken from the original name for a point put on the map by Spanish explorers over 500 years ago. It takes you back to the beginnings of Punta Gorda, Florida, one of the oldest incorporated municipalities in Southwest Florida and perhaps the location of one of the earliest human settlements in the region.