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September 22, 2014
Harvest Day
On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the Timucuan Preserve, a unit of the National Park Service, will host Harvest Day, a special event marking the end of the harvest season at Kingsley Plantation.

September 22, 2014
A Request For Proposals For A Limited Commercial Use Authorization
Superintendent Barbara Goodman is pleased to announce a business opportunity to operate a new interpretive boat tour that will transport visitors from the point of origin at Jim King Park and Boat Ramp at Sisters Creek Marina, to Kingsley Plantation and Fort Caroline.

August 25, 2014
American Beach Museum Opens in September
The American Beach Museum will officially open on Saturday, September 6, 2014 with a Grand Opening Ceremony from 11:00 A.M. to 4: P.M. at American Beach Community Center, 1600 Julia Street, American Beach, Florida 32034.

August 24, 2014
Request for Proposals A Limited Commercial Use Authorization to Operate Interpretive Boat Tours
A Limited Commercial Use Authorization to Operate Interpretive Boat Tours from Sisters Creek to Kingsley Plantation and Fort Caroline National Memorial and Limited Food and Beverage, Merchandise, and Sundries.

July 24, 2014
Tourism at the Four National Parks within the Greater Jacksonville Area Create $145,547,000 in Economic Benefit to the Local Communities
Report shows visitor spending supports 2,050 jobs in local economy.

June 30, 2014
Timucuan Preserve and the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation Award Research Grants to Four Area Students
The National Park Service and its official Friends Group, the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation, are proud to announce the four recipients of $500 research grants from the “Timucuan Preserve Student Research Grant Program.”

April 24, 2014
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) on May 10, 2014 at the Timucuan Preserve. Activities will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 3:00 p.m.

April 08, 2014
Go Wild for National Parks! April 19th-27th
This year the event takes place from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27 and the theme is, “Go Wild!”

March 04, 2014
Tourism at the Four National Parks within the Greater Jacksonville Area Create $119,930,000 in Economic Benefit to the Local Communities
Report shows visitor spending supports 2,015 jobs in local economy.

November 13, 2013
THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION IMPACT GRANT SUPPORTS ATMOSPHERIC MONITORING AT TIMUCUAN ECOLOGICAL AND HISTORIC PRESERVE
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve Partners with University of North Florida, Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation and the National Park Foundation to Support Interactive and Engaging Projects That Will Strengthen Americans’ Connection With Their National Parks.

March 31, 2013
Notice of Availability for NPS Environmental Assessment for Interpretive Tram Tour
The National Park Service, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is proposing to improve the interpretive connectivity and visitor mobility between the Kingsley Plantation and the Ribault Club by providing an interpretive tram service.

Did You Know?

Pareja's Confessionario

The first translation of a Native American language into a European language – Timucuan to Spanish - occurred on lands within the Timucuan Preserve in the late 1500s. Fray Francisco Pareja did this translation at the Catholic mission of San Juan del Puerto on present day Ft. George Island. More...