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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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Fun and informative stop

Just entering Ft. Caroline we were impressed by the beauty of this park. The museum was interesting and had a few artifacts - we especially liked the canoe and canon that were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Gainesville, Georgia
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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I hate that I waited until months before I moved away to hike here. This is a great place to hike. We hiked to a point with a small look out over the water and took a different way back along some small cliffs and got a great workout while enjoying a beautiful view. If you live in Jax or... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just entering Ft. Caroline we were impressed by the beauty of this park. The museum was interesting and had a few artifacts - we especially liked the canoe and canon that were there. The museum is very small so you don't need tons of time there. We saw the whole museum, walked out to the fort replica and wandered around... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
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110 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Just a few minutes from Downtown Jacksonville, this historic fort, museum, nature trail is an exquisite place to visit! It was the first French established colony in the New World. The museum is rich in history, artifacts that are amazing!, and a very well-presented chronology! After visiting the museum, a short walk to the replica fort allows you to see... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Fort Caroline is a beautiful place to walk the trails and enjoy a beautiful day outside. Last time I even brought my dog, although i do not think it is a popular place for people to bring pets as i did not see any other dogs out there. It is very peaceful.

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Museum has a rare native American artifact: an owl faced totem found locally, a dug out canoe and other good historical and ecological documentation. A great Park ranger during my visit on 13 June. Great nature trail.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

With St Augustine so close! people forget about the amazing history that Jacksonville has. Fort Carolina Memoria is a fantastic place to know more about history, spend a great time, walk, and to realized that St. Augustine and Fort Carolina history are connected. Great great place! The museum is little but beautiful!

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Curtice, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a great stop when driving with the family. The display building is small but the exhibits are informative and kid friendly. The rangers are very friendly and easy to talk to. The recreation of the fort is fantastic to explore. Walk the trails but be ready for humidity and soft footing. Overall, this was a great opportunity to... More 

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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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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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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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Additional Information about Fort Caroline National Memorial

Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone Number: (904) 641-7155
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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