Place

Fort Caroline National Memorial

a wooden wall along the river
Fort Model Wall Along the St. Johns River

NPS Photo/StankiewicZ

Quick Facts

Accessible Rooms, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), Baby Changing Station, Benches/Seating, Cellular Signal, Dock/Pier, Fire Extinguisher, First Aid Kit Available, Gifts/Souvenirs/Books, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information, Information - Maps Available, Information - Ranger/Staff Member Present, Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Large Print, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Permits Issued, Picnic Shelter/Pavilion, Picnic Table, Recycling, Restroom, Restroom - Accessible, Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Flush, Trailhead, Trash/Litter Receptacles, Water - Bottle-Filling Station, Water - Drinking/Potable, Wheelchair Accessible

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.


Fort Caroline National Memorial hosts the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center. When visiting the park you can discover history, hike on nature trails, watch for dolphins in the St. Johns River, become a Junior Ranger and more.