Fort Caroline National Memorial

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Photo courtesy fire a rifle salute to a tall ship on the St. Johns River as it passes by Fort Caroline during the Sail Jacksonville celebration June 10, 2004.  (


Sunday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


12713 Fort Caroline Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32225


No fees for parking or park access


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.

NOTE: Dock removed
Due to hurricane damage, the floating dock was removed and replaced by a pier.

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bird watching

Bird Watching






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Dock/Pier Access

pets allowed

Pets Allowed

picnic area

Picnic Area

rest room


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