Fort Caroline National Memorial

Home of the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center, this park memorializes the site of a 16th-century French colony—the first European settlement in the area. Check out the Visitor Center with exhibits about the area’s natural history, European exploration, and the Timucua Native Americans. Take a hike on the many trails through mature hardwood forests. Trails lead to a Timucuan hut and shell mound exhibit and a memorial fort exhibit and former French colony along the St. Johns River. After a few hours here you can travel across the street to access the Spanish Pond Trail leading to the Theodore Roosevelt Area.

Click here for a short video tour of Fort Caroline National Memorial.

Click here for REI’s hiking project app. Hike the trails and add your own photos to the app.


Park Details

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12713 Fort Caroline Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32225

(904) 641-7155

Download the Fort Caroline National Memorial brochure page I

Download the Fort Caroline National Memorial brochure page II

For more information on this park, including possible rentals and fess, click here.