Fort Caroline National Memorial

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.

This site hosts the visitor center for the entire Timucuan Preserve.

Visiting Fort Caroline

History of Fort Caroline


Visiting the Park


Exhibit Improvement

a small thatch hut and a pile of oyster shells a small thatch hut and a pile of oyster shells

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The former hut exhibit.
Credit: NPS Photo

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The new Timucuan village exhibit.
Credit: NPS photo

The Timucuan Preserve is expanding our exhibits and highlighting the lives of the Timucua-speaking people who lived along the waterways of Northeast Florida. 


Last updated: May 16, 2023

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Mailing Address:

12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225



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