Fort Caroline National Memorial

Fort Caroline National Memorial, Jacksonville

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Fort Caroline National Memorial
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA1,228 contributions
Dec 2021
Fort Caroline is a part of the sprawling Timacuan Park. It tells a story about the little-known origins of European settlement in America when French Protestants settled on the Florida Coast before being wiped out in battle with the Spanish Catholics in the 16th Century. There is not much left from the time period, but there is a reconstruction of the small wooden fort built to protect the settlement and a monument to the founding of the colony that arguably preceded the more famous St. Augustine nearby.
Written January 9, 2022
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Teardrop Trailer Traveler
United States683 contributions
Oct 2020
Fort Caroline commemorates a French settlement in Florida. The site discussed the brief history of this colony, and the conflict between the French and Spanish settlers.

The true location of Fort Caroline is unknown and the earthworks at the site are a re-creation. It's a short walk to reach the fort, which is located on the river. The fort is small, and there's not much to see, but it is a nice spot for a walk.
Written September 25, 2021
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Avery397
DeSoto, TX575 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Visited Fort Caroline while on a family vacation. Husband planned a history day so we drove from Orlando to Jacksonville for a day of history. Our first stop was Fort Caroline. We stopped at the visitor center and went thru the small museum area then headed outside to walk a trail and see the Fort. We saw a village typical for the Timucuuan Indians and learned about the Spanish massacre of the French. It was very interesting.
Written August 19, 2021
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phyllis667
Bradenton, FL178 contributions
May 2021
Do not miss this amazing historic site. So much to take in. Walk in the footsteps of early soldiers and area residents.
Written May 9, 2021
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ChinaShrek
Maine350 contributions
Apr 2021
There really isn't much to see here. The fort is a replica and they aren't even sure how accurate the replica is since no bueprints have survived from that time period. It is also not in the location where the original fort was. The visitor's center/museum is currently closed due to Covid. There are some signs to read in the fort and the history is interesting but most people will be done in about 30 minutes. Not worth a special trip.
Written April 23, 2021
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Louis F
Tampa, FL596 contributions
Feb 2021 • Solo
The fort isn’t the original fort but rather a replica of what historians believe the fort may have looked like. It is still really cool to visit and walk around seeing what life may have been like.
Written February 27, 2021
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cass d
23 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
I was in town for the Icemen hockey game and wanted to find something free to do. I walked the nature trail and of course checked out the fort. I was here in the afternoon and it was very busy. Most people had on masks and were socially distancing. I felt safe and recommend you check this place out.
Written January 5, 2021
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Barbara S
392 contributions
Feb 2020
This is not a large fort but it is located along the river. There were several demonstrations taking place the day of our visit. This place is part of the National Park Service and is free.
Written March 30, 2020
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powtraveller
Ottawa, Canada43 contributions
Mar 2020
free park. good indoor exhibits to learn about the area and its history. nice grounds--undergoing restoration when we were there. walkable--about an hour to visit
Written March 29, 2020
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AKBL
Jacksonville, FL115 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We love Fort Caroline! It’s the easy side! The harder side is across the road called Spanish Pond. Both are dog friendly! We’ve seen all kinds of wildlife there. Owls, woodpeckers, skinks, Racoons, turtles, tortoises, an assortment of birds & a tiny harmless green snake.
Written March 9, 2020
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