Virtual Tours

In this time of “no visitation”, the DHHC in the USF Libraries is packaging our 3D content to provide virtual field trips and exploration of important local, regional, national, and World Heritage sites. Our tours and collections are able to be viewed on desktop and mobile devices, or use a VR headset to really feel like you are at the site or exploring the artifacts and monuments!  The USF DHHC is bringing the world around us to digital formats, preserving important places of the past for the future. 

City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

3D Museums and Artifacts

3D World Heritage Tours

City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation

Virtual tours featuring archaeological and historical sites in the City’s parks are available, along with immersive 3D models of artifacts and other features. The tours and the annotated artifacts are all viewable on your computer or mobile device, and you can also use Virtual Reality tools to have more up-close exploration.

All St. Pete Virtual Tours

Abercrombie Park Tour

Indian Mound Park Tour

Jungle Prada Tour

Maximo Park Tour

The Kuttler Mound Site Tour

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Welcome to the Virtual Tour for the Castillo de San Marco National Monument in St. Augustine, Florida. The tour includes exterior features from the City Gates to the seawall of the oldest masonry fort and the best-preserved example of a Spanish colonial fortification in the continental United States.You you can follow the tour through the interior of the structure, with room explorations and 3D models found throughout as you follow along the guided trail. You can also head up the stairs to the upper gun deck and get the view from above, or explore the landscape and grounds.

Tips for a great tour
  • Make sure to click the info button to toggle on/off dynamic text that changes to image specific information as you move throughout the tour. 
  • The park map can also be toggled on/off by clicking the map icon in the lower left corner. 
  • Use the brown drop down box at the top of the map to access three different areas of the tour: the casemates and ravelinthe gun deck, and the fort grounds.
  • The maps for the tours have blue points that allow you to move or jump from location to location, and as you move you will notice a directional aspect in the map that lets you know where you are located. 
  • As you explore, when you see a park sign or other exhibit, bring them to life by clicking on them, accessing a high resolution image.  Simply hover your mouse over an area of interest and click on any of the red polygons that appear.
  • Try to find all the interactive 3D Models that are also available throughout the tour and can be accessed by clicking on the 3D button!  The 3D models are also annotated and able to be virtually inspected with features and areas of interest highlighted. 
  • Virtual tours can be viewed on your desktop or mobile device, and are Virtual Reality (VR) compatible. VR Compatibility is determined by the device being used to access the virtual tour.
  • Our 3D models also are enabled for augmented reality (AR) inspection using mobile devices. 

Virtual Tour

Castillo de San Marcos 

Cape Canaveral Space History

Our 3D models were created using terrestrial laser scanning data and imaging collected as part of a National Historic Landmark preservation project with the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. We are digitally preserving and creating accessible research and learning materials that are helping to tell the story of our nation’s space legacy and are assisting the Air Force with stewardship and historic preservation.

Virtual Tour

Apollo 1 Memorial at Cape Canaveral

Learn More about the Cape Canaveral 3D Space History Program and collections:

Learn More about the Cape Canaveral 3D Space History Program and collections:

3D Museums and Artifacts

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature | Bradenton, Florida

Explore ancient artifacts that are fully annotated and also available for viewing in virtual reality. Many of these artifacts come from archaeological sites in the Greater Tampa Bay and Florida region.

Tampa Bay History Center

Part of a collaborative agreement with TBHC and the USF Libraries to 3D document important collections and exhibits.

Virtual Tours

The Tampa Bay History Center

TAMPA THROUGH TIME

Our Tampa through Time project that provides web mapping and visualization of changes in Tampa from historic to present. This site continues to be added to but can be found here:

Fort Frederica National Monument | Georgia

Explore the site’s 3D artifacts and learn more about this jewel of the National Park System.

WebGIS mapping application for the Fort Frederica National Monument

3D World Heritage Tours

Quiriguá Ruins | Guatemala 

The Quiriguá Archaeological Park and Ruins represents a Classic period Maya civic-ceremonial center situated on the lower Motagua River in Guatemala. The site contains extraordinary examples of monolithic carved stone monuments that depict artistically and intellectually refined glyphic texts. The carved images express political ideologies and cosmological themes that form a shared language of rulership and power during the Classic period (c. AD 250 to 950). The skill and artistry of the ancient Maya sculptors at Quiriguá led UNESCO to list it as a World Heritage Site in 1981, declaring the sculpture and architecture “universal masterpieces”.

Chalcatzingo | Mexico

Chalcatzingo, Morelos, site contains one of the most extensive collections of Middle Formative period (c. 900-500 BC) bas-relief stone sculpture outside of the Olmec Gulf Coast lowlands.

Exploring and documenting the world around us in 3D

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