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Fort Caroline National Memorial

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Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone Number: (904) 641-7155
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Nice place to visit.

The replica of the stone once left centuries ago is an engaging experience. The best thing is the beautiful view one can observe looking down on the St. Johns river and the areas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Viera, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a very interesting historical location. They have reproduced the fort based upon historical references. There are paths to walk along and enjoy nature. We have visited several times just for the serenity.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nice day trip for wildlife and photography. Picnic lunch. Beautiful spot on the river, nice nature trails

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you are traveling to Florida and going through or staying in Jacksonville, you don't want to miss this Park if you're a history buff. Besides the great St. John's River Views, you'll learn about a little know historical fact; that the French had the first permanent settlement in Florida; not the Spanish. There are beautiful trails to walk; one... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had not known that the french had tried to settle here or that the natives had helped them so much. The fort has a fascinating design and very strategic outlook. We're very glad we stopped here.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Park Rangers there told me the beach is a great place to find sharks teeth. Boy, did we ever find teeth! I bet almost a full shark's mouth full!! Wonderful park and we are DEFINATELY going back soon!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The replica of the stone once left centuries ago is an engaging experience. The best thing is the beautiful view one can observe looking down on the St. Johns river and the areas around. I do wish that they had not removed the notes about the town that once existed below this site. That was a very interesting history and... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can go there by boat and moor for up to 59 (US Park service rule) minutes at a nice deep water floating dock. the museum and fort take just about an hour to see, so it works very nicely. Kid like a boat ride then a chance to get out and run around the fort.

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Stuart, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This impressive piece of land and its surrounding property are like a slice of heaven. This National park is free and has a nature hike around the fort that is about a mile. The Spanish moss hanging from the giant oak trees is quintessential southern. A dog friendly waterfront park right on the St. John's River , is worth the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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