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Fort Caroline National Memorial

12713 Fort Caroline Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 641-7155
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Ranked #25 of 97 Attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Jacksonville, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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80 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Experiencing the hills driving here is interesting as is the bluff itself. Good views of the river. Hilly hiking trail - you forget you're in Florida. The fort is a let down.

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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Very peaceful place. Watched video on what had happened here, re-construction of what For Caroline looked like, not large. Great trails (bring mosquito spray).

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Savannah
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36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We always try to visit a fort whenever we travel and Fort Caroline didn't disappoint. While there really isn't much to see, the volunteers did a great job. We are glad to be able to say we have visited.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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58 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The fort is worth saying that you have been their, but it really needs much further development before it becomes a must see, unless you are a history buff like I am.

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It amazes me how barbaric the Spanish conquistadors were to other humans. This exhibit exposed a side of humanity that I thought was unconscionable. At least we have something to remember those who sacrificed their lives to populate the United States. Incredible to image these people braved the oceans and weather only to be killed by others from their same... More

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