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Fort Caroline National Memorial

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Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1299
Phone Number: (904) 641-7155
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Another interesting piece of history

The park was still cleaning up from Hurricane Matthew that ripped through the area. The Visitor Center was still closed but the hiking trail to the fort was open,but unfortunately... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ron T
The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The park was still cleaning up from Hurricane Matthew that ripped through the area. The Visitor Center was still closed but the hiking trail to the fort was open,but unfortunately the mosquitoes drove us out earlier than we had intended. Even though the Visitor Center was closed, the staff was thoughtful enough to set up a table with the National... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

My young kids love to play and run and have picnics here. Beautiful live oak canopy, river views and the fort is nice as well. Nice trail just long enough for the kids to let out energy but they are able to complete without being carried out. The museum is small but very nice for a quick tour. Recommend cooler... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We went to Ft. Caroline because I was looking for places with easy walking trails that my husband and I could both enjoy. He's got limited mobility due to service injuries. When we visited the museum and fort, we were really surprised to learn more about the history of Jacksonville. Check it out. The trails are nice and easy to... More 

1 Thank AlwaysBeAMermaid
Lemoore, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Like always stopped into the visitor center looked around and talked to the Ranger! I must say doesn't matter what National Park you go to the Rangers are genuinely the nicest most knowledgeable and eager person to talk to you about anything at the park! It's just amazing!

1 Thank Brandon F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Like taking pics of nature and see the beauty that this world has . It's the little things that matter .

1 Thank Erica H
Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Fort de la Caroline protected the first planned French settlement in the New World. Conflicts with the Spanish made sure it didn't last very long. The NPS has nicely recreated the fort near the mouth of the St Johns River. The park itself is beautiful and part of the Timucuan Preserve. Start at the visitor center where there are exhibits,... More 

1 Thank FlaHarlock
Statesboro, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We stopped here for about 30 minutes in between our visits to other places in Jacksonville and it was quite nice. The Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center was very informative. There is an area with a picnic table and a dock behind the Visitor Center and the walk to the Fort Exhibit is a short one. We did not have time... More 

2 Thank peach92
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Fort Caroline National Memorial, a National Park Service property, is located in Jacksonville - a quick side trip from I-295. At the entrance is the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center with a nice little museum with exhibits about the environment of northeast Florida, indigenous Native Americans, and Europeans explorers. This was a great way to orient yourself before exploring the restored... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We were lucky and had a nice morning that wasn't too hot. The trail to the Fort was easy with a nice detour to the dock before getting there. There is a fair amount of information about the Fort and the trails were nice but not well marked (as far as length of trail, etc) We would recommend it for... More 

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Cordenons, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

My sisters are big National Forest stamp collectors so we headed here for the stamp and to learn about the fort. It was interesting to read about this French fort and it's struggles but there is not a whole lot left of the fort.

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