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Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

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Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone Number: 904 641 7155
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Description: Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.

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Awesome nature!

I did not make it all the way down to the museum due to time constraints, but the road TO the museum - oh my! Go slowly, it's dirt and wild, but if you want to see what Florida... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Maggierowe
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I did not make it all the way down to the museum due to time constraints, but the road TO the museum - oh my! Go slowly, it's dirt and wild, but if you want to see what Florida looked like before we got here, this is where to see it. If you love nature, don't miss this!

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washington, pa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There's not very much to do here with the exception of a small informative indoor nature display, places to stroll on trails and a vieweing stand on the water but the hubby and I were out pn a sunday on the motorcycle and were glad we stopped. Do bring bug spray if you plan to walk the trails.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you like little historical jewels off the beaten track, this place is a must. I can almost see the French and Spanish dueling it out on the riverbank! Plan to spend a serene 90 minutes or so looking around. The Ranger was very helpful and gave my 92 year old dad a personal tour in his golf cart. Nice... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We enjoyed every part of this area, including displays, hiking trails, and the history. How wonderful to have this natural area maintained so close to a large city.

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Viera, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We visit here frequently even though it is several hours driving round trip. It is a nice place to walk and enjoy wildlife and there are several historic signposts along several trails. It is connected by trail to the Fort Caroline historical site.

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Burlington, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We enjoyed hiking on the trails and visiting Fort Caroline. We traveled on the ferry to visit the Kingsley Plantation. The area is very beautiful and historical giving us an opportunity to learn a great deal about plantation life and the various cultural influences of the area. Highly recommend.

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ottawa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was a fascinating historical site. We learned a lot about a very early time period in Florida history.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A perfect choice for anyone interested in Florida's rich and involved history. Whether solo, friends, couples, or a family, you will enjoy the views as well and the knowledge you gain about Florida's history and region. Plan to spend at least a few hours and wear sunscreen, even if it's chilly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Enjoyed learning more about our home state. Kids loved it. Saw wild life and historic buildings with the backdrop of the beautiful water!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is for people who enjoy history. Tells you how the french came to shores of Florida fleeing religious persecution. There is a re-creation of the Fort, which the kids will love along with ovens and huts from settlers. In addition, it's quite picturesque with alot of walking trails. If you're looking for peace and quiet and commune with nature,... More 

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