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

    Timucuan

    Ecological & Historic Preserve Florida

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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.

Directions to American Beach

Please read the Travel Alert on the Directions home page.

From Jacksonville: Follow Route 105 (Heckscher Drive) east and north toward Amelia Island. At the St. Johns River Ferry, US Route A1A joins 105; 3.5 miles after the entrance to Amelia Island State Park, turn right onto Lewis Street, at the “American Beach” sign. Follow Lewis Street to the beach.

From Fernandina Beach: Follow US Route A1A south. Turn left onto Lewis Street at the “American Beach” sign just beyond the BP gas station.

Did You Know?

Replica Fort Caroline

The first replica fort at Fort Caroline National Memorial was destroyed in 1964 by Hurricane Dora. The demise of the French colony at Fort Caroline was also due to a hurricane. More...