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“Beautiful nature trails, great visitor's center and very peaceful place- all for FREE!”

Fort Caroline National Memorial
Ranked #13 of 175 things to do in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Fort Caroline is part of the National Park Service and we visited so that my daughter could get another stamp for her NPS passport. The visitor's center at Ft. Caroline is very nice with lots of displays, a very knowledgeable volunteer and a NPS intern. We picked up the Jr. Ranger brochure and headed down the very short and well maintained trail to the fort. The trail was easy enough for my 4-year old, myself, my husband and my 67-year old dad.

The fort itself isn't much but the river is fun to look at and there are several side trails that you can take to make your hike longer. We visited in November and didn't experience any bugs (as previous reviewers commented on) but I can imagine that they would be pretty bad during warmer weather.

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great run, mother nature at her best. You'd never know traffic and houses were RIGHT there. Bring your bug spray!

2  Thank Becca868
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Visitor center has numerous items on display dealing with the historical background of the surrounding area. Walking trails which offer occaisional sightings of bobcats, various birds and reptiles.

2  Thank Jerry E
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Kids love the nature hike, fort, and the the docks overlooking the river. Great place for a family picnic!

1  Thank CaraRichmond
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Nestled within a residential community this is a great little secret place. The remnants of the fort aren't very impressive, BUT the nature trails are worth walking. Great exercise in a serene setting complete with eagles, woodpeckers and other little critters.

The highlight for me was the lookout point located a short drive from the fort and visitor center. It is reportedly one of the highest places in the city and the view from Ribault Monument is nice.

2  Thank adiamondc2
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