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Timucuan Ecological & Historical Preserve

12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1240
+1 904-641-7155
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Some interesting exhibits at the visitor center

There were some interesting exhibits at the visitor center, but I also suggest visiting the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan M
Warren, Michigan
Day trip

With out of town visitors we decided to stop by Kingsley Plantation. Very interesting history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael G
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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12713 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225-1240
+1 904-641-7155
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 January 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!

Thank HMBoston
Reviewed 22 October 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
Reviewed 9 October 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.

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 17 August 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
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this place! It sits back in a beautiful spot covered by majestic oak trees , really pretty place! The museum is very interesting, and has a different variety of artifacts. It is a small museum, but none the less, very interesting and worth going...More

Thank Toni D
Reviewed 26 June 2017

A lot of local don't even know about this place. Right off Ft. Caroline Rd you'll find miles of trails and lots of history! You can actually take the trail The Spanish Pond Trail over to the Theodore Roosevelt area or drive further up Ft....More

1  Thank Shawna G
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This place is so much fun! Get a good hike in. Checkin' out the fort on the intracoastal waterway on a beautiful sunshiny day in Florida! Lots of birds and nature all around.

1  Thank FlLovers2017
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Staff is great and highly engaging of young visitors. They offer the "junior ranger" program. Hikes, climing trees, beautiful ocean views are all available while learning about the Indian culture and practices.

2  Thank charleswR8477QH
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13 November 2017|
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
20 April 2017|
Response from Laila E. T | Reviewed this property |
Not inside the park. There is also another museum house I did not visit.