Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve Visitor Center - Jacksonville, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 30° 23.153 W 081° 29.856
17R E 452194 N 3361650
Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.
Waymark Code: WMAN1E
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 01/31/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member bitmapped
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In and around one of the Atlantic Coast’s largest urban areas, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve offers glimpses of Old Florida in some unexpected places. Explore a fort exhibit that recalls the lives and deaths of 16th-century French colonists. Walk among live oaks and thickets of palmettos where pre-Columbian and Timucua Indians once lived. Climb a wildlife observation platform overlooking salt marsh habitat. Visit a plantation where enslaved men, women, and children of African descent labored, raised families, worshipped, celebrated, and mourned. Find tranquility in a day at the beach or winding your way by kayak through the marshy expanse.

Established in 1988, this 46,000-acre preserve includes Fort Caroline National Memorial, the Theodore Roosevelt Area, Kingsley Plantation, Cedar Point, and thousands of acres of woods, water, and salt marsh. These diverse natural and human stories come alive where the Nassau and St. Johns rivers flow into the Atlantic Ocean—where the waters meet.

* Information quoted from the National Park Website: (visit link)

This Visitor Center has rangers for explaination of Fort Caroline and the Timucuan Ecological Preserve. Inside the building is a nature center with exhibits on the habitat of the area.
Permits: no

Maps: yes

Public Restrooms: yes

Trail Conditions: yes

Website if it is available: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Off Road Directions: Not listed

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