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Arts, Culture & History

Art galleries, festivals and exhibits, a professional symphony orchestra and theatrical productions offer artistic and cultural experiences year-round. History buffs will want to soak up Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach's rich past at its varied museums, ranging from the Charlotte County Historical Center to a refurbished home that now houses an African-American museum.

In 2016, Punta Gorda became home to the Vietnam Memorial Wall of Southwest Florida, a half-scale (approximately) replica of the memorial in Washington, DC. This permanent installation in Laishley Park is a beautiful memorial to the men and women who gave their lives in the Vietnam War.



About the Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast

Florida's premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast, is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine's list of the "10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States," ranked by Golf Digest as the "Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America," and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the "Best Places to Live in the South." For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Punta Gorda / Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1700 Tamiami Trail #G-2, Port Charlotte, FL, 33948; call 941-743-1900 for a free Visitor's Guide; or visit the Web site at