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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 Park with Good Trails

This is a nice park to spend a little time. My wife and I hiked the trials and viewed to historic monuments. Really a nice place all and all. We hiked the Old Spanish Pond... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Thomas O
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Forts, trails, welcome center, history, beauty, fun. It's all here. Our first day here was cold and raining so we came back the following day and hiked some magnificent trails with some awesome views. Awesome!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a favorite hiking trail, at least in cooler weather. It has a nice variety of environments from swamp to sandy ridges to salt marsh. Lots of birds.

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Jacksonville
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice park to spend a little time. My wife and I hiked the trials and viewed to historic monuments. Really a nice place all and all. We hiked the Old Spanish Pond trials and that was really nice. Would I bring ten year-old kids? No.. but this place is great for adults who like the slower pace... More 

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Thank Thomas O
wisconsin
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The park includes some walking trails, a visitor center and a reproduction of what they think the French fort here looked like. Good history lesson.

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Thank WisconsinHunter
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an interesting historic site to see and did not take long. While we were there there was as a historic reenactment of canons and musket fire, which was cool to see an learn about. Warfare back in the day was loud and took a long time!

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Thank Trey J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Caroline a reproduction of a French fort in the area involved in the colonization of Florida. You should also visit the Spanish forts in St. Augustine and Fort Matanzas to get the full story. The park rangers were very helpful.

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Thank Patricia S
Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the history and sight seeing there. Nice walking trails clean wide space. Walking my dog has been fun. Like the trails have benches along the paths. Would recommend you bring a walking stick.

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Hampton, New Jersey
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fort Caroline site shares a visitor center with the Timucuan Preserve. The Rangers are super helpful and the exhibit is very informative. While the fort is small, it is pretty and a nice stop to learn about early exploration of the area. Take a quick drive to the Ribault monument too!

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Thank NJKonthego
Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to go for a walk or run. Super quiet and it has some great views. Please do bring bug spray (during warm weather) and water with you.

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New Orleans LA
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197 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short "nature-walk" from the visitors center is the very well preserved Ft Caroline. Very well worth spending some time reading the plaquettes and imagining what the inhabitants/soldiers experienced. Thanks to volunteers Greenbaum -- made our stay much more enjoyable.

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