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Wonderful trip into Nature

This presever give one a view of what Florida must have look like when the first Spanish reached... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bob A
Nature, history combined

Beautiful views, history of early Florida, trails, picnic tables all on the St. Johns River. Free... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Jacksonville, FL
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Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.
12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1240
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This presever give one a view of what Florida must have look like when the first Spanish reached the Floreida coast. Nature is all around and almost untouched.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bob A
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful views, history of early Florida, trails, picnic tables all on the St. Johns River. Free admission, but donations accepted. Indoor bathrooms and gift shop.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank AuntieWinter4
Reviewed July 10, 2018

They have a visitor center with facilities. They have trails, lots of birds, animals, wet lands, Ft George Island. They have the Tubby Ruins, Kingsley Plantation.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

It's a bit challenging to find this place given that there are many different locations one can visit. We were trying to find the visitor center for the native American and ecological aspects of the preserve, but we first ended up at the plantation -...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Doctagon
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

The Huguenots did not want to pledge alliance to the Spanish crown, who’s land they were occupying. They were given many warnings and opportunities before they were “attacked”. The French at the fist opportunity later on, viciously also masacres the Spaniards. Fake news last a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Starviagera
Reviewed February 24, 2018

A great place to roam around. Lots of trails, lots to see. You have woods, you have historic stuff, bluffs, you have tidelands with birds to see. There are elevation changes and roots to trip over. There are two parking lots, a large one across...More

Date of experience: November 2017
4  Thank BillJoyce2014
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

The trails are pleasant well-marked and quite hilly for Jacksonville. Nice views of the marsh and the Intracoastal

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank callitasiseeit2016
Reviewed February 2, 2018

There were some interesting exhibits at the visitor center, but I also suggest visiting the Kingsley Plantation at another location.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank S8674RWsusanm
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

With out of town visitors we decided to stop by Kingsley Plantation. Very interesting history of early 1800’s plantation living. Unfortunately, many parts of this property are not assessable due to age and fragility. But worth the trip.

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank mfgranucci
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Worthwhile going on the guided tour of kingsley plantation at 11 am or 3pm. Learn about a former slave plantation with 300 slaves who harvested sea cotton. The slave quarters are made out of seashells and lime!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank HMBoston
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November 12, 2017|
Response from Denise H | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any particular area where a party could be held under cover. You could contact the Park Ranger about it. It is a historical area with the house and outlier buildings. They have some tours. The main house... More
April 19, 2017|
Response from Laila E. T | Reviewed this property |
Not inside the park. There is also another museum house I did not visit.