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Fort Clinch State Park

2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-277-7274
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Parks
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Biking
Description: This state park preserves Florida's history.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It was great that they let you explore around the fort at your own pace rather than limiting you to certain areas.

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Ballwin, MO
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful canopied road to bike several miles to the old fort & the longest fishing pier in the US. The fort & its history were very neat. You can bike on the paved road or on trails through the woods.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I loved this place. There were "soldiers" that stayed in character and discussed the supply store and the events of the time period. We were free to roam around the fort and explore. It was fun and definitely the right price to see this historic site.

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Victoria, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I had a free day recently while at our daughter's wedding at Amelia Beach, so I rented a bike near where we were staying at American Beach and headed off on a ride to Fort Clinch State Park. I ended up gone almost 8 hours, riding to the various attractions in the park (the fishing pier and beautiful beach are... More

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Chester, Virginia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This is a reconditioned Civil War Era fort, that is open to the public for swimming, fishing, camping and hiking, bicycling is also available and bike rentals are advertised. We visited the museum which shows a short informative film about the fort. We walked on the beach by one of the fishing areas and found tons of interesting shells and... More

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Longwood, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The fort sits within a state park, and it is well preserved. We visited during a re-enactment weekend, and my children had a great time exploring the fort and chatting with the re-enactors. It is definitely worth taking a break from the beach and visiting Fort Clinch.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a good way to get an overview of the history of the island. The fort has a variety of activities beginning with the beautiful entry drive which is covered with trees and spanish moss. The park admission is low cost and gives you access to the fishing, beach and trails. We also paid the admission for the fort... More

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Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visiting the fort was taking a step back in time. On site interpreters dressed in period costume were there to answer questions. The short film prior to entering the fort's grounds is very helpful about the buildings we were about to see. Seeing the fort costs a bit more than just the entrance fee into the state park but well... More

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

this fort has a lot to offer a history buff. the site is in great condition with a lot to see. good 1/2 day trip. other than looking around and picture taking not a lot to do as far as activities go but a great way to see old florida

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Roswell, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by our visit. Definitely go on a day when the staff and volunteers are dressed in period costumes. We had a nice relaxing day visiting the fort and the rest of the park.

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