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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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go by boat

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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124 helpful votes 124 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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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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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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