Fort Caroline memorializes the short-lived French colonial presence in sixteenth-century Florida. Here you will find stories of exploration, survival, religious disputes, territorial battles, and the first contact between American Indians and Europeans. A short walk from the park’s visitor center is a fort exhibit situated on the scenic St. Johns River. Enjoy the serenity of hiking nature trails through preserved, native habitats. History tours, nature walks and a Junior Ranger Program are available. Admission is free, and open from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm seven days a week.