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 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, open 9:00am to 4:45pm seven days a week.