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Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
904 641 7155
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Ranked #25 of 98 Attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Parks, History Museums
Description: Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.
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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Interesting site, especially for this area since their is not much history here. History usually means tragedy so that's a good thing.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A wonderful outdoor experience. You'll be able to photograph a variety of species of birds. Some so colorful it's hard to believe they're real. It's relaxing and also exciting as every few seconds one of the birds will fly across the pond just to return to the same spot. Giving you some great photos opts. The walk around the pond... More

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Orlando, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

You have to see it to believe it. I never realized the Spanish were killing everything not Spanish, or maybe they did too. Having sailed the seas from Europe, the French sacrificed their lives coming to the Americas and settling in what is now Jacksonville. This museum contains some of the early evidence of the first settlements in the United... More

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College Park, Maryland, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We wandered around reading all the signs and looking at the artifacts, you could imagine what the place must have been like when it was a plantation. The slave quarters were eerie. The location on the river is really nice.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We visited this preserve on our recent trip to Jacksonville. What an excellent visit. We went on several hikes that really allowed us to experience the woodlands of Northern Florida. It was the first time we have hiked in this type of environment, it was a great way to spend an afternoon. If you are in the area, I highly... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

If you take the time to visit several units of the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, you'll agree that it's a five-star attraction. The Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve encompasses a 46,000-acre area that represents 6,000 years of human history in the area. The two main parts by acreage are unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast with salt marshes,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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43 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The Timucuan Preserve/Visitor Center is in combination with Fort Caroline National Park. The visitor center allows a person to learn the history and sad fate of the Timucuan Indians. Never had any idea this large tribe was spread so far and wide-and were wiped out by the influx of European settlers. The Preserve is a beautiful quiet piece of land... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

If you combine this with a visit to Fort Carolina it makes for a very interesting and informative afternoon. Although it was very humid when we visited it still was a great day for walking the trails.Our National Parks are true gems and should not be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Amazing trails to walk/hike/jog along. Beautiful scenery & history to the place. Fell in love upon pulling into the parking lot. The visitor center is also a must see! Help support the preserve & learn about it's rich history.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Highly recommend that everyone start their visit here at the ranger station at Fort Caroline National Park where you can pick up a map to see everything on BOTH sides of the river.....just don't miss Cedar Point which in my opinion is the beautiful view in Jacksonville

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