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Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1240
+1 904-641-7155
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Multiple locations

It's a bit challenging to find this place given that there are many different locations one can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Doctagon
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Micanopy, Florida
Poor rewriting of history

The Huguenots did not want to pledge alliance to the Spanish crown, who’s land they were occupying... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Starviagera
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Los Angeles, California
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Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
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12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1240
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"fort caroline"
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"theodore roosevelt area"
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"kingsley plantation"
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"visitor center"
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"love history"
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"native americans"
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"real florida"
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"reconstructed fort"
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"slave quarters"
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"bug spray"
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"nice afternoon"
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"small museum"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a bit challenging to find this place given that there are many different locations one can visit. We were trying to find the visitor center for the native American and ecological aspects of the preserve, but we first ended up at the plantation -...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Huguenots did not want to pledge alliance to the Spanish crown, who’s land they were occupying. They were given many warnings and opportunities before they were “attacked”. The French at the fist opportunity later on, viciously also masacres the Spaniards. Fake news last a...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

A great place to roam around. Lots of trails, lots to see. You have woods, you have historic stuff, bluffs, you have tidelands with birds to see. There are elevation changes and roots to trip over. There are two parking lots, a large one across...More

1  Thank BillJoyce2014
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

The trails are pleasant well-marked and quite hilly for Jacksonville. Nice views of the marsh and the Intracoastal

1  Thank callitasiseeit2016
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Reviewed February 2, 2018

There were some interesting exhibits at the visitor center, but I also suggest visiting the Kingsley Plantation at another location.

1  Thank Susan M
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Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

With out of town visitors we decided to stop by Kingsley Plantation. Very interesting history of early 1800’s plantation living. Unfortunately, many parts of this property are not assessable due to age and fragility. But worth the trip.

2  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Worthwhile going on the guided tour of kingsley plantation at 11 am or 3pm. Learn about a former slave plantation with 300 slaves who harvested sea cotton. The slave quarters are made out of seashells and lime!

1  Thank HMBoston
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

I've not been to the Timucuan ecological Park so I thought I would check it out. It is very interesting. They have recreated Fort Caroline French fort from 1564 along with the Timucuan Indian village recreation. There is a museum inside building and gift shop....More

1  Thank Sonny194869
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

A great place for a quick walk. The place has a 1 mile trail which is mostly covered with trees to keep out the sunshine. Bring water to drink and there is restrooms in the interpreter center.

2  Thank John C
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Drive on small old roads and enjoy what life was like in natural Florida. There are some ruins along the way on parts of the roads.

1  Thank Denise H
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annge271
November 12, 2017|
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Response from Denise H | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any particular area where a party could be held under cover. You could contact the Park Ranger about it. It is a historical area with the house and outlier buildings. They have some tours. The main house... More
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gingersnap318
April 19, 2017|
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Response from Laila E. T | Reviewed this property |
Not inside the park. There is also another museum house I did not visit.
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