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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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English first
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253 reviews 253 reviews
4 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

was not busy the day we went and enjoyed walking around the fort and looking at the buildings and history. great views on the inlet interested walk down the fishing pier over 1/2 mile long

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Spectacular state park that's worth a visit. A walk down a quarter mile long fishing pier provides a view of most of the Amelia Island seashore and close-by Georgia islands. An oak and Spanish moss canopy covered drive in 95 degree heat was a welcome respite. The swamp trail promises alligators and armadillos at feeding time.

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Elverson, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed walking around Fort Clinch. The beaches and views are very expansive and uncrowded. We almost had it all to ourselves and wished we had brought our bathing suits!

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It is a very nice drive up to the Fort after you have paid youre first admission but when you drive up to to the parking lot you can not see the Fort unless you pay a other admission.At least they could have was at least clear some trees so that you could VIEW the Fort

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Dayton, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I didn't go to the site, but was introduced to the area on an excursion with Amelia Island tours. The fort is very rich in history, and I plan to visit again. The area is kept in very good condition, and would be another great place to visit in this area!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We rode our bicycles in - nominal fee $2 per bike - it was shady and a light incline. Just about three miles up and back. Just past the campground is a path to the ocean. Lovely views! The Fort it's self is amazing - even if you don't consider yourself a history buff. There is a mountain bike trail... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A great historical spot on the coast of Amelia Island. Learn from volunteers who are in character as if it were 1864. Volunteers in the gift shop were also very nice. We biked through the park and visited every site we could. It's $2 per bike and $2 to enter the Fort. Highly recommend.

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My hubby is a huge history buff so when we visited Amelia Island, I knew this needed to be on our list of things to do. While it never was involved in a war, the fort and the staff dressed in military dress of the day effectively pulled you back to that time. As we approached, the stage was set... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Fort Clinch State Park has lots of history, but has never been involved in a war. The fort is an interesting self tour with the cannons looking much newer than they actually are. Driving to the pier area is well worth it. The walk about 600 feet into the ocean is interesting. If you fish this should be a good... More

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Ocala, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Awesome Fort, not much is restricted from visitors. Some of the more important rooms with period pieces is restricted but open to allow pics and observation. The view is wonderful, the drive up is amazing and a young doe walked across the road as we entered causing many Awwws and Ohhhs from the back seat. Every employee we came across... More

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