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

Exhibit Improvement
a small thatch hut and a pile of oyster shells two large open structures with thatch roofs, benches and a forest behind the clearing
The former hut exhibit. NPS Photo
The new Timucuan village exhibit. 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: April 29, 2021

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Mailing Address:

12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225



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