Fort Clinch State Park, Fernandina Beach

With a collection of different environments, Fort Clinch State Park is both a natural and historical landmark. The actual fort, which was founded in the 18th century, is open daily for touring. You can experience a variety of outdoor activities here, such as pier fishing, hiking, and shelling. The Amelia River runs through the park, and a campground with full facilities rests near its banks. Another campground is near the Atlantic Ocean. The first weekend of every month military reenactments fill the fort with performances of historical battles. To visit Fort Clinch State Park and other attractions in Amelia Island, use our Amelia Island road trip website .
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  • During our visit to Amelia Island, we decided to visit Fort Clinch State Park. A very beautiful park with plenty of naturally preserved woodland. Tour of the fort included interacting with the soldier...  more »
  • I was luck enough to visit during a reenactors weekend. A group of fellows in period uniforms were stationed around the fort to talk about the history of the fort and area and were very informative. T...  more »
  • We saw it all here. I highly recommend visiting this park. It cost 6 dollars to get a car load in to the park however it is worth it. Unfortunately we didn't visit the fort due to time constraints how...  more »
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  • In my opinion this is one of the best places not only in Florida but in the US to visit. The history of Fort Clinch is remarkable and encompasses some of the major history of the south and United States as a whole. If you're a history lover then you are sure to be pleased with it here. Now besides the historical aspect, it would also appeal to anyone who loves the beach, finding shark teeth and beautiful seashells while walking along the shoreline. Or you could head over and go camping in their very lovely RV parks and campgrounds. There is wildlife in abundance all over the park and wonderful hiking and photo opportunities. The marsh views are amazing. Be careful and be courteous of nature and history and you're sure to have a wonderful time here!
  • Love history. Loved going through this fort. Nice little museum on the way in. Rooms are setup and created to give you an authentic feel. We didn’t see anyone dresses in the time period. Wish there were some more signs or guides available to explain things.
  • We were on a bucket list trip for a family member with cancer. He has since passed. place was absolutely amazing. They didn't have a spot for us but they got creative and made one. We will always remember that kindness. ❤ The park was beautiful. The lake on one side and ocean on the other was just perfect. Someday, when I can afford the trip, I'll bring my kids so they can experience it too. Thank you so much for the memory.
  • A nice inexpensive tour of an old fort. It's self guided with a map. There are guides walking around to answer questions if you have any. The kids had a lot of fun exploring the tunnels and walk ways.
  • Extremely authentic reconstruction of a Civil war fort. The re-enactment was really well done. A super place to visit. And a great piece of American history.

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