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Fort Caroline National Memorial

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Address: 12713 Fort Caroline Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone Number: (904) 641-7155
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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beautiful trails

My wife and I visited here in July of 2016. The rangers at the visitors' center were very helpful and are a great source of information. The trails to the west of the visitors... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

VERY VERY difficult to find and not well marked at all, but once you get there you'll enjoy this gem. Allow 45 min - 1 hour. Staff will tell you all about the history and great indoor and outdoor museum with information I did not know. We loved it.

Thank MBeeGa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Visitor Center and the fort with our three year old. It was really easy to hike and the views were pretty. They have a gift shop with National Park memorabilia. You can make it quick visit our you make an afternoon of it and bring a picnic.

Thank AppleMade
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited here in July of 2016. The rangers at the visitors' center were very helpful and are a great source of information. The trails to the west of the visitors' center are beautiful and easy to walk.

1 Thank MIhawks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting a couple other forts (Matanza and Cristobel) we expected more from this. It was ok but nothing exciting.

Thank Kev1963
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

History buffs should like exploring this National Park. Make sure that if you have younger children that they get involved with the Junior Ranger program. That program provides lots of insights to all locations that are visited. We enjoyed our time there.

Thank janelle h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The fort is a fun place to walk around. They have someone there to tell you all about the park and give tours. The walking trails around the parks are clean and vary in length. It's a nice place to see the river and the skyline.

1 Thank Jodi M
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This is a recreation of the French settlement in Florida and it's run by the National Parks and best of all it's free. It's a very interesting history lesson.

1 Thank Chris B
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This park has great walking trails - some pass through different ecosystems/habitats including marsh, scrub, maritime forest etc. also offers museum with interesting artifacts and information, and of course there is also a fort - although the fort is a scaled down replica.

1 Thank Jenny A
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A really interesting place to visit, which serves as a lenses to explore the first French settlers in America and the Timucua peoples. While the colony only existed briefly from 1564-1565, before it was overrun by Spaniards from neighboring St. Augustine, it is significant in the history of this disputed region. French interaction and modern American appreciation for native peoples... More 

1 Thank John T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The fort is a great example of a civil war fort and if I remember correctly, the fort was not used, so it's in great shape and the park rangers there are very helpful! Going back real soon!

Thank John S

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