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Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone Number: 904 641 7155
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Ranked #17 of 71 Attractions in Jacksonville
Type: History Museums, Parks, Cultural
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Owner description: Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.

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Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great views of bird rookeries and miles of trails, some of them with steep elevations, which is unique in Jacksonville. Well worth a visit, but only for the nature lover.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My friends and I go here to hike - plenty of trails and lots of opportunity to spot animals. The rangers are very helpful and can help point out potential hiking trips nearby for your future trips.

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Jacksonville,Florida
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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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Callahan
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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62 helpful votes 62 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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Massachusetts
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39 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
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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