|Fort Clinch State Park
2601 Atlantic Avenue
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
This 19th century fort, which was garrisoned during both
the Civil and Spanish-American wars, has daily tours
with reenactments of garrison life. Located north of the
city of Fernandina Beach off SR A1A.
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
12157 Heckscher Dr.
Jacksonville, Florida 32226
Located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, this
encampment was constructed in 1862 and occupied by
both Confederate and Union troops during the Civil War.
Fort George Island Cultural State
12157 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32226
Phone: (904) 251-2320
This was a site of human occupation for over 5,000 years,
including a 1736 fort built to defend the south Georgia
when it was a colony. Nearby is the recently restored
Ribault Club. Located approximately 16 miles east of
downtown Jacksonville on State Road A1A, or three miles
south of Little Talbot Island State Park.
Fort Caroline National Memorial
12713 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225.
Fort Caroline National Memorial is a representation of the
fort which was established by the French in 1564 and
subsequently captured by the Spanish. The entrance to
the Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve is located
here as well.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
1 Castillo Drive
Downtown St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Castillo de San Marcos, constructed between 1672-1756,
is the oldest existing permanent seacoast fortification in
the continental United States, and was used as recently
as 1898 during the Spanish-American War.
Fort Matanzas National Monument
1 Castillo Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32084.
Fort Matanzas is fourteen miles south of St. Augustine
and is reached by ferry. Open daily 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The visitors center is on Anastasia Island off Florida A1A.
Fort Matanzas, constructed from 1737 to 1742, was part
of an important Spanish defense network which included
nearby Castillo de San Marcos, and watched over
Matanzas Inlet to protect St. Augustine from attack from
St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum
81 Lighthouse Ave.
St. Augustine, FL 32080
Phone (904) 829-0745
The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP)
is dedicated to the research, design, investigation and
interpretation of St. Augustine's maritime history. Through
historical and archaeological research, LAMP will explore
and delineate the numerous shipwreck sites associated
with the creation and development of the nation's oldest
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park.
18700 S. CR 325
Cross Creek, Florida 32640
1930s Florida homestead of author Marjorie Kinnan
Rawlings, where she wrote the Pulitzer Prize winning
novel The Yearling. The farmyard, citrus grove, and
nature trails are open 9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. daily,
throughout the year. Visitors may tour the house with a
ranger in period costume from October through July,
Thursday through Sunday five times daily, except
Thanksgiving and Christmas. Located in Cross Creek
(between Ocala and Gainesville) off County Road 325.
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park
Olustee Battlefield is located on U.S. 90, 15 miles east of
Lake City and 50 miles west of Jacksonville. From I–10
exit at U.S. 90 west (Milepost Exit 324 - Old Exit 45). The
battlefield is located 5.5 miles from the exit.
For information call 386-758-0400.
The site of Florida's largest Civil War battle, which took
place February 20, 1864. More than 10,000 cavalry,
infantry, and artillery troops fought a five-hour battle in a
pine forest near Olustee. Three U.S. Colored Troops took
part in the battle, including the now famous 54th
Massachusetts. The battle ended with 2,807 casualties
and the retreat of Union troops to Jacksonville until the
war's end just 14 months later. A reenactment is held
every February and a Civil War Expo takes place in late
summer. Located two miles east of Olustee on U.S. 90.
The Shire of Castlemere (SCA)
The Jacksonville, Florida, Chapter of Society for Creative
Anachronism (SCA), is a nonprofit organization which
explores the Middle Ages and Renaissance period
through activities such as fighting, calligraphy and
illumination, fencing, sewing, music, archery, armor
making, cooking, needlework, weaving, feasting,
dancing, brewing, heraldry, leather crafts, woodwork and
more. Meetings are held every week on Thursday at 7:30
PM at FCCJ Kent Campus, 3939 Roosevelt Blvd.,
Jacksonville, FL 32205, Room G121 & G122.
|Also see Museums for more
activities and destinations.