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Florida Archaeology Month takes place in March. It includes tours of archaeological sites, films, lectures, demonstrations, and special museum exhibits. For more information, visit http://www.flheritage.com/archaeology/month/.

Torreya State Park is home to a combination of rare plant life and beautiful, historic architecture. You can tour the Gregory House, a furnished plantation home from the 1800s, or see the remains of a Civil War battery. The park also has hiking trails, picnic sites and campgrounds. For more information check out the park website at http://www.floridastateparks.org/torreya/ or call the Florida State Parks Information Center at (850) 245-2157.

Collier County Museum's main event is the Old Florida Festival. It is held annually in Naples. At the festival you can see a reflection of 6,000 years of Florida history, from Stone Age Man to World War II soldiers. The 2013 festival will be held on the weekend of March 9th and 10th. For more information, visit the museum's website: http://www.colliermuseums.com/festival/.

Florida's Museum of Natural History's temporary exhibit, Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas, which is open until January 5, 2014, is about Native American dugout canoes and how they have affected travel from about 7,000 years ago to today. The museum also has a permanent fossil exhibit and garden. Kids can try the museum's Archaeology Adventure day camp or various summer camps. For information, call 352-846-2000, or visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

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