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Fort Caroline National Memorial

Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone Number: (904) 641-7155
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Ranked #18 of 71 Attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Museums
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Upstate New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This site is a part of the network of national and state sites in the area steeped in history. There is a very nice visitor center with a display about the site's history and a nice selection of books for sale. There is a reconstructed fort to represent the French settlement there. Kids, history buffs and military historians will like... More

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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202 reviews 202 reviews
83 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Small National Park, well worth the visit if you have time and are also visiting the Kingsley Plantation. Real Fort Caroline not yet properly found and is probably across the St. John's River in Mayport.

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Houston
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139 reviews 139 reviews
82 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Visited this fort on a nice, cool November day. Very interesting history regarding the French Huguenots. The view of the St. John river is beautiful and the trails are wonderful. The fort layout is also very different.

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globeseeker007
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539 attraction reviews
1,016 helpful votes 1,016 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This fort was reconstructed quite some time ago. It was built from what sparse records remain from the original fort. The French constructed it in Spanish territory and suffered terrible consequences for this but later got their revenge. Is is a relatively small fort which sits on a river with a moat in front. It is made of wood and... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Fort Caroline is best to be experienced on a cool autumn day. The fort is in a woodsy area and a lot bugs are around in the summer. The park has multiple nature trails that you can walk with your furry friend. The fort is a nice replica and it sits right on the St. Johns River.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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37 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

A small historical park with a reconstructed fort along the St John's River. Several good hiking trails and the fort has very informative placards outlying life and events in the fort.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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34 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

At the car park for the park there is a visitor center with a small museum. There is no charge for the museum. It shouldnt take more than 10 or 15 minutes to visit this. There are several hiking trails around the woodland. As well as visiting by car it is possible to moor at a jetty in the park... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This small fort overlooks the St Johns River. On a few occasions where we hiked, we saw wild dolphins playing in the water! So cool! There is a hiking trail beside the Fort so you can go and have a gander if you have more time to kill.

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ohio
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131 reviews 131 reviews
80 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took our grandsons, ages 8 and 10, to do a junior ranger here. They liked running around the fort and enjoyed the exhibits. The rangers were delightful and friendly to the boys. Be sure to take bug spray. We were eaten alive.

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Senior Contributor
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9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The fort itself isn't impressive but you can read about the history on the signs which is very interesting. We did the loop by the fort which was fairly easy. (You can take your dog provided you have him or her on a 6 ft leash.) We came back to our truck and drove to the other side to do... More

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