• 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.

Tips for Teachers

Following these guidelines makes a trip to the park enjoyable for everyone. It is the teacher's responsibility to share this information with chaperones and students prior to arrival at the park. If you have any special needs, please contact park staff. These guidelines apply to self and ranger guided programs.

  1. Reservations are required; the size of our facility is limited.
  2. Stay on the trails!
  3. Only 30 people can tour the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center at one time.
  4. Leaders are responsible for group behavior.
  5. A minimum of one chaperone for every ten students is required.
  6. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. Be prepared for biting insects.

Did You Know?

Firing demonstration at Fort Caroline, including an arquebus

The arquebus, a firearm used in the 15th to 17th centuries and carried by the French soldiers at Fort Caroline, weighs over 30 pounds. More...