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Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

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Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1240
Phone Number: 904 641 7155

Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.

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Where the waters meet

This 46,000 acre preserve includes Fort Caroline, Kingsley Plantation, and thousands of acres of woods, water, and salt marsh. History and nature come alive where the Nassau and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 10, 2016
Tavares, Florida
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Tavares, Florida
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748 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This 46,000 acre preserve includes Fort Caroline, Kingsley Plantation, and thousands of acres of woods, water, and salt marsh. History and nature come alive where the Nassau and St Johns rivers flow into the Atlantic Ocean. A great place to begin is the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center. There you will find maps, friendly staff who will help you plan, museum,... More 

1 Thank FlaHarlock
Forest, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Rented a bike from super Corsa a couple miles from the resort. went south all the way to Atlantic Beach going thru the state park is pretty beautiful trails. I saw a snapping turtle eating along the several squirrels. And of course I saw lots of flamingos some of them pink. Nice secluded trail. Highly recommended

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Norman, Oklahoma
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71 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I just went to the visitor center and Fort Caroline, but as someone who studies Native American cultures, I was impressed to the degree with which the staff has included Timucua cultures in their interpretation of the site. Particularly neat are reconstructed Timucua dwellings, a midden and a unique 8 foot tall wooden owl found in the surrounding swamp. The... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

We left the parking lot at sunrise, hoping to see some birds. We ended up seeing mosquitos - lots of enormous mosquitos. We put on some bug repellent before we left the parking lot, and those mosquitos didn't give a damn about our crappy bug repellent - they were swarming all over us. We didn't get far past Spanish Pond... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place ,takes about 20 minutes to walk around under trees and very good view of historical parts ,we enjoy every time we can go .

2 Thank Yerald Gerardo P
Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Go there to learn about the native people who inhabited this area before the Euros took over and drove them out.

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Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

This property is as much about the native american settlement of this area as is the Fort Caroline property. Lots of information about the native americans presence here and the french fort.

1 Thank pk1363
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

The family and I love this place and will visit again. We missed the Plantation house tour which was a bummer.

2 Thank Peter B
New York City, New York
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3,671 reviews
1,854 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

The landscape of Florida is just so beautiful especially when its left to just grow wild. This area is really interesting looking. The vegetation is fantastic. There's even some ruins that you can see as well.

1 Thank Bernardo F
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234 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed having a picnic on the floating dock, where you can see manatees and container ships. The 1 mile nature trail was just the right length for our 4 year old. The visitor center has flush toilets and good information. 2 levels of Jr Ranger programs and both were age appropriate, enhancing the experience without taking all day to... More 

1 Thank Miyelani

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