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Fort Caroline National Memorial

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Fun Place to Explore

Fort Caroline National Memorial and Fort is a nice place to explore. Very nice walking paths, a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol F
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Jacksonville, Florida
Small fort.. lots of history

We took this detour on our drive from Jacksonville to Orlando. It didn’t add too much time to our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sdickey024
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Caroline National Memorial and Fort is a nice place to explore. Very nice walking paths, a view of the St. John River and lots of history to explore. The fort itself is amazing. It's like walking back in time, with ancient ovens, fort walls,...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took this detour on our drive from Jacksonville to Orlando. It didn’t add too much time to our trip. We went expecting to see a monument but the actual fort is there. There is a bit of walking involved so I wouldn’t recommend doing...More

Thank sdickey024
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitor center was simple, but well laid out. The park ranger was extremely knowledgeable about the park and was extremely friendly. We walked down to the fort which was about five minutes there and five minutes back to the parking lot. For me it...More

Thank Darlene A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trek through the trails in shades of green, to the rivers edge, once an active fort, now a bright spot to reflect the history of its time. It’s quite stillness is only interrupted by gentle wildlife that visits here.

Thank Phoebe K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park is huge if you are into hiking and nature, but if you are looking for history this is very small National park. It can be done in a hour. History information was good, but the fort is recreated on speculations. We would recommend...More

Thank franklange119
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely nature trails and a beautiful view of the St. Johns River! The park rangers give a great educational overview of this French settlement regardless of the archeological debate of the exact location of Fort Caroline.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed August 20, 2018

A recent debate hosted by the local American Institute of Archaeology society made clear that it is still an open question where Fort Caroline actually was: a compelling case can also be made for a river in Georgia. With that (sad for Jacksonville residents...) caveat,...More

Thank Arthur R
Reviewed August 14, 2018

It is great to have a National Monument in your neighborhood. Fort Caroline is located next to St. Johns River and the views are great. You can spot big cargo ships entering to Jax Port. Eventually you can catch the Carnival cruise ship. Besides history,...More

Thank DrLepervanche
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The recreation of Ft Caroline OS just a few hundred feet away from where the real fort sits underwater in the St John's River.There is a museum with many Native American artifacts And is still free to the public.There is also a great overlook just...More

Thank Will M
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Passing through Jacksonville and I had to get another Passport stamp!! It was so quiet and peaceful here!! They even had a nice little Jr. Ranger program that kept my 5 year old entertained!! What a nice treat to find in Jacksonville!!

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We took our dog and she loved it. It's very pet friendly. :)
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