• Sunrise over the Fort George River in the Timucuan Preserve.


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  • Fort Caroline Closed on November 2nd

    Fort Caroline National Memorial including Spanish Pond will be closed to the public on Sunday November 2nd, 2014. The visitor center and trails will reopen on Monday the 3rd of November. The Theodore Roosevelt Area and Ribault Column will remain open.

Suggested Reading

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Bennett, Charles E., Laudonniere and Fort Caroline (University of Alabama Press, 2001).

Laudonniere, Rene, Three Voyages translated with an introduction and notes by Charles E. Bennett (University of Alabama Press, 2001).

Lyon, Eugene, Enterprise of Florida (University of Florida Press, 1976).

McGrath, John T., The French in Early Florida: In the Eye of the Hurricane (University Press of Florida, 2000).

Milanich, Jerald T., Florida Indians and the Invasion from Europe (University of Florida Press, 1995).

Lestringant, Frank. Le Huguenot et le Sauvage: L'Amérique et la controverse coloniale, en France, au Temps des Guerres de Religion (Geneva, Switzerland: Librairie Droz S.A., 2004).

Timucuan Preserve

Phelts, Marsha Dean, An American Beach for African Americans (University of Florida Press, 1997).

Milanich, Jerald T., The Timucua (Blackwell Publishers, 1999).

Stowell, Daniel W., Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Historic Resource Study (National Park Service, Atlanta, 1996).

Ward, James Robertson, Old Hickory's Town: An Illustrated History of Jacksonville (Old Hickory's Town, Inc., 1985).

Kingsley Plantation

Landers, Jane, Black Society in Spanish Florida (University of Illinois Press, 1999).

Rivers, Larry Eugene, Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation (University Press of Florida, 2000).

Schafer, Daniel, Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner (University Press of Florida, 2010).

Schafer, Daniel, Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator (University Press of Florida, 2013).

Did You Know?

Inside Fort Caroline

Fort Caroline National Memorial was the site of the first conflict between Europeans over land that is now part of the Continental United States. More...