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


    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

Native Americans

Replica Timucuan hut at Fort Caroline

Explore the Timucuan hut at Fort Caroline.

Grace Curran/Park Volunteer

The Timucuan Preserve is named for the Timucua people, who were living in northeast Florida at the time of European arrival in the 16th century. Humans have lived in this area for 6,000 years.

Learn more about the Native American history of the Timucuan Preserve by choosing a link to the right.

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Florida Territorial Governor William Pope Duval

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