Where the Waters Meet

Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.

The Timucuan Preserve includes Fort Caroline and Kingsley Plantation.


A tabby slave cabin.

Kingsley Plantation

Explore life on a nineteenth-century Florida plantation.

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Living History

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Fort Caroline memorializes the short-lived French presence in sixteenth century Florida.

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2016 Call for Proposals

We invite submissions for paper and poster presentations from scholars and students.

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Egret on mudflat

Theodore Roosevelt Area

Experience miles of peaceful, wooded nature trails, vast grasslands supporting water and land animals, ancient piles of oyster shells and more.

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Audio Tour

New Audio Tour

Kingsley Plantation now offers an exciting new way to listen to the voices of the past.

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Witness Tree

Discovery of a Slave Graveyard

In 2010 the University of Florida archaeology field school found evidence of a graveyard near the slave quarters on Kingsley Plantation.

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