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.  (


Wednesday - Sunday until further notice
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 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 lodge and shell mound exhibit and a memorial fort exhibit and former French colony along the St. Johns River. After your visit, you can head 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




dock_pier access

Dock/Pier Access

pets allowed

Pets Allowed

picnic area

Picnic Area

rest room


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