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

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Fort Caroline memorializes the short-lived French presence in sixteenth century Florida. Here you will find stories of exploration, survival, religious disputes, territorial battles, and first contact between American Indians and Europeans.

 
Cannon, historic drawing of Timucua, ranger with children at the reconstruced hut

Did You Know?

French King Charles IX

The word "Caroline" - while feminine in gender - does not refer to a female of that name but rather to a man. The word "Caroline" comes from the Latin version of Charles in this case King Charles IX of France. More...