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.