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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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Great Science Field Trip for kids

I bring my students there every year for field trips . Its a great representation of Florida ecological history ( not to be confused with the Native American tribe , this is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Orange Park, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went to the preserve yesterday with my girlfriend. We covered ourselve in bugspray before we went on the trails, but it was to no avail. The trails seemed nice, but after walking a bit on the blue trail, we were being attacked by yellow flies and mosquitos non stop. Althought it was a little annoying, we tried to proceed further... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I bring my students there every year for field trips . Its a great representation of Florida ecological history ( not to be confused with the Native American tribe , this is a preserve not a reserve) and if you contact the visitors center before hand they will give you a student scavenger hunt you can use to keep the... More 

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I enjoyed my visit to this preserve. I started the day visiting three state parks that are in the preserve or border it. The preserve comprises several state parks, beaches and properties. I saw the tabby slave ruins and plantation house at Kingsley Plantation. This was a highlight. It is a beautiful property that overlooks the St. John's River. Sea... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone Number: 904 641 7155
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville

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