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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 #27 of 170 things to do in Jacksonville
Type: History museums, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.
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Type: History museums, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
57 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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Staten Island, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I learned a lot about the first settlement in north america by the French who were escaping religious persecution. Not the most exciting national park, but beautiful and very picturesque.

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wash dc
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142 reviews 142 reviews
55 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

You can hike scenic trails adjacent to the water, visit the representation of the French fort, and learn the history of the indigenous tribe that lived there. It's a huge preserve and we only visited the southern portion. The northern section with the Kingsley plantation would be worth a second visit.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A great way to get the family out for a fun time. Learn about the local history, wildlife, and plants. This is a large preserve, it will take 3-4 hrs to see all of it. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is easy to see that they love their job.

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Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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