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Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1240
+1 904-641-7155
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Visit This and Fort Caroline Together

This is a great example of forward-looking people protecting a site that otherwise would have been... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Randy L
Dubuque, Iowa
Biking at its best

Great place to bike without worry about any cars. Went south from Omni on a separate wide bike path... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Greenwich, Connecticut
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Learn all about the history of Florida's Native Americans here.
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12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1240
+1 904-641-7155
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a great example of forward-looking people protecting a site that otherwise would have been commercially developed. Fort Caroline, a French settlement, was captured by the Spanish. There is an interesting museum. Timucuan is a collection of ecological sites.

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great place to bike without worry about any cars. Went south from Omni on a separate wide bike path through beautiful quiet woods. Many places to stop and hike for a few miles if desired. This is the real Florida woods with live oaks, cypress,...More

Thank roblapidus
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a scape from the city and learn about the civil war times, this is the perfect place. Unfortunately, there is not access inside the house. That is something they could expand. Still, I love it!

Thank Laila E. T
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The Timucuan Ecological Preserve visitor's center has a nice display showing the history of the (French) Ft. Caroline and the Timucuans. I was interested to find that the natives were originally friendly because they wanted the French to fight other natives with them. There is...More

2  Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Learn about the history of Jacksonville, and the area before it was Jacksonville. Very nice place a lot of hard work to keep area up and ,oozing good, great to visit with family and friends. Take an afternoon to relax and enjoy the area

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

•highest point in JAX - main point to me •white sand trail outta nowhere - you'll realize how diverse •crunchy clam & dark sand part - very fun to use as a trail to get to the... •approx. 30-40ft deck - overlooks the marsh and...More

1  Thank 504NLDLR
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This 46,000 acre preserve includes Fort Caroline, Kingsley Plantation, and thousands of acres of woods, water, and salt marsh. History and nature come alive where the Nassau and St Johns rivers flow into the Atlantic Ocean. A great place to begin is the Timucuan Preserve...More

3  Thank FlaHarlock
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Rented a bike from super Corsa a couple miles from the resort. went south all the way to Atlantic Beach going thru the state park is pretty beautiful trails. I saw a snapping turtle eating along the several squirrels. And of course I saw lots...More

2  Thank MrKaffee
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I just went to the visitor center and Fort Caroline, but as someone who studies Native American cultures, I was impressed to the degree with which the staff has included Timucua cultures in their interpretation of the site. Particularly neat are reconstructed Timucua dwellings, a...More

2  Thank John T
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We left the parking lot at sunrise, hoping to see some birds. We ended up seeing mosquitos - lots of enormous mosquitos. We put on some bug repellent before we left the parking lot, and those mosquitos didn't give a damn about our crappy bug...More

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19 April 2017|
Response from Laila E. T | Reviewed this property |
Not inside the park. There is also another museum house I did not visit.
Søren G
10 March 2016|
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Response from Pananya K | Reviewed this property |
It's far out in the middle of nowhere. Except from car service, maybe there are tours that take you out there. I don't have information on that though.