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

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Great view and interesting history

Great view from this spot. Interesting history presented. Short flight of stairs to top. Don't miss this when visiting Fort Caroline.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2016
Ocala, Florida
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Cordenons, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just down the road from Ft. Caroline so it is easy to stop at if already at Ft. Caroline. If short on time I would skip it.

Thank DJH35
Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great view from this spot. Interesting history presented. Short flight of stairs to top. Don't miss this when visiting Fort Caroline.

Thank CockerSpanielLover
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a quick spot to stop by when visiting Fort Caroline. Very nice views and beautiful trees. It's small and has a nice boardwalk through the trees.

Thank AppleMade
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The Ribault Monument provides an excellent view of the St. Johns River. Although there isn't much to see/do at the monument, you don't have to worry about crowds while taking in the spectacular views. The only issue I saw was that the information sign on the overlook needed some cleaning (there was some bird droppings on the sign). Overall, it... More 

Thank sw909
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It is just a small monument but with parking space good for twenty cars! What were they thinking! Anyway, the draw for this monument is the great view of the river below.

Thank MrEdnWilbur
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

The monument is off the trail from the park so you can either walk the trail there or just peep it by driving over to the area. This is free to the public. Gorgeous monument, but it is all that is there other than a nice view. Little kids will get very bored very quickly. For history lovers.

Thank Tinksfaith
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Had no idea that this was the first claimed by the French back in the 1500s. It's a nice column in the middle of the wilderness. They've erected a little park around it and there's a parking lot in the clearing as well.

Thank Bernardo F
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

This site is a short drive from Fort Caroline, there is parking, an easy walk up to the replica stone column, that was originally erected in 1562. Good views of St John's river and you can watch the big ships arriving from all over the world to deliver their goods. Excellent especially when it is free.

Thank warboys
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

As a visitor enters this park they don't quite know what to expect. They step up the stairs and come to the monument. It's not impressive until they gaze upon the beautiful scenery below of the St. Johns River and the properties around the river. The bank below on the right had a very small town in the 1600's where... More 

Thank Bill A
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We were out one day exploring. First we went to Ft. Caroline. Then I spotted this from the road. I just had to go and check it out. There was a French man by the last name of Ribault that was in the area at one time. They call this Ribault's Needle. You can see it from Heckshire Drive on... More 

Thank Kat B

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