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Fort Caroline National Memorial

12713 Fort Caroline Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 641-7155
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Ranked #20 of 88 attractions in Jacksonville
Type: Parks
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The fort is worth saying that you have been their, but it really needs much further development before it becomes a must see, unless you are a history buff like I am.

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It amazes me how barbaric the Spanish conquistadors were to other humans. This exhibit exposed a side of humanity that I thought was unconscionable. At least we have something to remember those who sacrificed their lives to populate the United States. Incredible to image these people braved the oceans and weather only to be killed by others from their same... More

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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153 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

An excellent volunteer warden explained the lay out and significance of the site, showed us the expected DVD and then directed us down the well marked trail to the replica fort with its views over the bay. Its the sort of place to visit if your killing time as there really is little (original) to see and the 'welcome centre'... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Learn all about Floridas French roots in a fun relaxed natural park settings. So the Fort Caroline area is broken up into different close by areas, a couple of them with trails. There is the Visitor Center/Fort which also has a petty nice nature trail to hike down. The Fort is smallish but this is good for adults who don't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Fort Caroline National Memorial is a unit of the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, a U.S. national park site. It memorializes the short-term presence of French settlers in 16th century Florida. Its heritage is full of stories of exploration, survival, territorial battles, religious disputes, and first contact between American Indians and Europeans. The site chronicles the unsuccessful attempts by the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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44 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Learned quite a bit by visiting this National Park and Fort. Never knew the French had a colony and settlement on the St. Johns River-but were destroyed by the Spanish. Beautiful view of the river with very impressive large ocean going ships passing by the Fort. No cost but worth the time for the kind of traveler with an interest... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

All the National Parks sights we have been to are well maintained, informative and staffed with friendly people. Fort Caroline is no exception. It is not a Disney type attraction but it offers insight into the history of the area. If you read the signs and visit the visitors center you will learn a lot.

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Riverview, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We decided to find this fort after hearing stories about it in St. Augustine. The original fort is gone but a version of it has been built. There is no cost and you can walk around with your pet. Nice views and a nice hiking area. Great history here and enjoyed reading the markers. It was a short visit and... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great view of the inlet, characters who stay in character and share stories as though you are in the 1800's. Some very colorful characters

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

High cliff overlooking St John's River. Informative about history and Indian population. Bit of a hike on the grounds. Worth the visit. And again, this is my home!

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