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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bark ranger

National Bark Ranger Day

Bark for Life, an event for the American Cancer Society, will be held at Fort Caroline in conjunction with National Bark Ranger Day on Oct. 17th.

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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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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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park species

Park Species Lists

NPSpecies gives parks, scientists and our visitors a way to build, manage, maintain, and share park species lists.

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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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