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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 #19 of 70 Attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Museums
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Type: Parks, Museums
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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231 reviews 231 reviews
126 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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
128 helpful votes 128 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
82 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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962 reviews 962 reviews
541 attraction reviews
1,029 helpful votes 1,029 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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