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Fort Caroline National Memorial

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Great history lesson

This was our introduction to the Spanish and French colonization attempts in Florida. The fort is a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tim C
Suffolk, Virginia
Great history

It’s a nice walk and on the river as well. Gives more perspective of how country developed and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1299
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was our introduction to the Spanish and French colonization attempts in Florida. The fort is a recreation since they're not sure of the original location. Visitor center's exhibits seem a little disconnected and it was challenging to follow the story, but the rangers were...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a nice walk and on the river as well. Gives more perspective of how country developed and grew. Also great place to see the river and sometimes like todays visit dolphins were close by. Great for exciting of kids

Thank msgtmon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived in Jax most of my life, but somehow never visited. It's small so you can tour it and explore it rather quickly, if you don't do the trails. Great views of the river, too!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The french settled here in 1564 for a very brief time. The Timucuan Indians also settled here over 6,000 years ago. There is a lot of history here and many signs to read about it. They also have nice, well kept nature trails. This is...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to visit the fort and learn about the history. You can take a ferry across the river to,see the plantation.

Thank jhargrav
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to Fort Caroline my entire life. This is a beautiful national memorial and great for kids and families. The little museum is very interesting and the park rangers are always very friendly and informative. If you have little one's be sure to...More

Thank jenniferlittle1213
Reviewed 29 May 2018

There are two sets of hiking trails here one set is near the Fort (aka Nature Trail) and the others are across the street from the main entrance. On the one near the Fort you can observe an active eagles nest and experience a Maritime...More

Thank Rosie H
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Nice place for a long walk. Very interesting and attractive. You can get beautiful pictures. Make sure to get a spray to avoid the insects.

Thank John T
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Stopped by on Saturday. I am a longtime Jacksonville resident and have not visited the Fort Caroline Memorial. It is an excellent place to learn some Jacksonville history. One of the volunteers provided a lot of information regarding the attacks between the French and the...More

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Nice Park, the ranger was very friendly and knowledgeable. She couldn’t do enough for us. We asked if they had a movie about the park and she got us chairs and put a very informative documentary in the TV. After the movie she told us...More

Thank Bill D
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11 June 2017|
Response from DJJJp | Reviewed this property |
No,I don't believe it does.
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Response from wickerbuni | Reviewed this property |
We took our dog and she loved it. It's very pet friendly. :)
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There is no fee to enter the park.