Monday, July 1, 2013

Looking for some fun on your next road trip or vacation? The Next Exit History app can help you find historic markers, cultural attractions and National Parks where ever you are in Florida.

The app features an interactive map with information about places to visit in the area. You can sort the layers that appear on the map to include historic cemeteries, museums, archaeological sites and more. Each category has a different icon that appears on the map when selected.

I used it to explore Jacksonville one day and was amazed at all of the places I didn’t know about! When you select on of the locations, the app pulls up general information about the site. Some even have photos of the sites and directions to find markers.

Another neat feature of the app are the Backpacks. Many of them are sponsored by the Florida Department of Historic Resources. The Backpacks allow you to easily look at sites that have a common theme, such as Jewish Heritage or Civil War sites.

The Next Exit History app is a free app available for Andriod and Apple products. For more information, check out their website at

Text and Images: Emily Jane Murray, FPAN Staff

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