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

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Self Guided

Depending on group size or your field trip schedule, a self-guided visit to the park may be for you!

Build your own program using our self-guided booklets and curriculum materials. This lets you meet the individual objectives of your class.

This is what you need to do for a successful (and fun) visit to the park:

  1. Decide which park site you wish to visit
  2. Make a reservation
  3. Return the confirmation letter (sent once you make a reservation)
  4. Review the curriculum materials
  5. Prepare your students by using the pre-visit curriculum materials
  6. Print a Visitor Guide for the site you are visiting (Fort Caroline or Kingsley Plantation) - these are pdf files, please be patient
  7. Be prepared for the conditions (see Tips for Teachers)
  8. Check in at the Visitor Center when your group arrives at the park
  9. Use the post-visit materials when you are back in the classroom
Reservations are required for all school groups (including those who do not receive a ranger program).

Did You Know?

Plantation house at Kingsley Plantation

The planter's house at Kingsley Plantation, a unit of the Timucuan Preserve, is the oldest plantation house still standing in Florida. More...