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.
Chronology of Fort Caroline
Exploration through Destruction
Click here for an image of the routes taken for each voyage. (pdf file - 205 KB)
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Ribault's First Expedition
18 Feb. 1562 - Ribault leaves le Havre
22 Apr. 1564 - Laudonniere leaves le Havre
Ribault's Second Expedition
22 Mar. 1565 - Menendez assigned to conquer Florida
De Gourgue' Expedition
Aug. 1567 - De Gourges departs
22 April 1568 - He lands in Florida
4 April - He takes the 2 Spanish forts
27 April - Captures Fort San Mateo (Fort Caroline)
27-28 April - Massacre of the Spaniards
3 May - De Gourgues leaves Florida
Return to Fort Caroline Home.
Did You Know?
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