Hernando de Soto Interactive Map


Age of Discovery

Quick Facts:

Hernando de Soto explored and conquered parts of Central and South America, and became credited as the first European to cross the Mississippi River in North America

Click on the world map to view an example of the explorer’s voyage.

How to Use the Map

  • After opening the map, click the    icon to expand voyage information
  • You can view each voyage individually or all at once by clicking on the to check or uncheck the voyage information
  • Click on either the map icons or on the location name in the expanded column to view more information about that place or event
  • Click the back arrow to return to the full voyage list