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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 #20 of 72 Attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This little-known site has a wonderful little museum, hiking trails back to a recreated fort on the St. John's River, a fun children's program, and very knowledgeable employees. A lovely and relaxing way to get a little history and nature in one visit!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very nice museum. Ranger Catherine gave us a personal tour of the museum and explained the history of the site. The museum has several unique artifacts including a dugout canoe and a totem pole. It's a short hike to the fort. Unfortunately, the fort is a reconstruction made by the National Park Service and they're not even sure where the... More 

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Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I was surprised that this piece of history is tucked away in the middle of Jacksonville. About a 45-minute drive from St. Augustine, Fort Caroline is a pretty little national park that focuses on the French settlers who came to Florida several hundred years ago. Little to nothing is known about them, so the reconstructed fort is based on educated... More 

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Lancaster, New Hampshire
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18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited the actual fort and not the visitor center or trails. Nice piece of history and good views of the river down by the fort. Unfortunately we did not have time to visit the museum but we will next time to learn more of the history. The National Park Rangers were very friendly!

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cardiff uk
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Learnt about a period of history that we were unaware of previously. Nice location. Informative. Easy parkng. A family venue for a short trip.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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129 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a small but nice National Park that preserves the history of French Settlers in Florida. Enter the building and view the museum before taking the trial down to the fort. Great view of boats from the fort also. They have restrooms at the visitor center also.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The park rangers offer excellent educational comments. The museum is well-designed and very interesting. Each time we go there is something different to excite our interest. We take all of our visitors to Florida to Fort Caroline because most of them have never heard of it. The fort itself is very interesting and gives great insight into life in the... More 

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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

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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203 reviews 203 reviews
83 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
82 helpful votes 82 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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