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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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If you are interested in history or just walking this is for you!

Very interesting. The grounds are well taken care of. The nature walk was very easy with only a few rough patches. The park itself is beautiful. The fort is small, but it is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There is a small museum in the visitor center that is very hands on, which is great for kiddos. Definitely need attire for going up and down trail paths. The views of the river are fantastic. Pack a picnic and enjoy the scenery. While the actual "fort" on site is a reproduction, it's still neat to walk around and read... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very interesting. The grounds are well taken care of. The nature walk was very easy with only a few rough patches. The park itself is beautiful. The fort is small, but it is a recreation as the actual fort's location is not known. The only thing to remember when visiting here is that this is a French fort. The only... More 

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Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I didn't know this existed until we were driving up the coast from St. Augustine to Jacksonville. My wife is named Caroline so we had to stop. Like most wooded areas, the Spanish moss was everywhere and very beautiful. We took hundreds of pictures. For history buffs as well as nature lovers.

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Jacksonville
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A great stop if you want to explore the history of the settlement if the area. Very special views of the river and how the early settlers lived.

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Virginia Beach
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was an interesting place to visit. The whole time I was here it reminded me of the fort that John Smith built in Disney's "Pocahontas", the way the walls looked weird I know. There isn't much to the fort, as again it's only a recreation do to the exact location of the original fort to be unknown. The total... More 

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Viera, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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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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