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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.
Fort Clinch State Park reviews
I can't say enough about the natural beauty, historical interest and family time awaiting you at Fort Clinch State Park. Built during the American Civil War, this fort was never finished, but was...
I can't say enough about the natural beauty, historical interest and family time awaiting you at Fort Clinch State Park. Built during the American Civil War, this fort was never finished, but was... more »
So much history all in one place. Be sure to seek out the lady by the commanders building and find out why the UNION army built a fort in the the south. Yup, they sure did. It is a great story and..... more
So much history all in one place. Be sure to seek out the lady by the commanders building and find out why the UNION army built a fort in the the south. Yup, they sure did. It is a great story and..... more »
This state park is gorgeous. The beach is gorgeous, pristine, and has TONS of shells. The fort is amazing to explore and walk through, and their prices are extremely reasonable. We spent hours here and enjoyed all of it. The fort can take hours to explore, and we spent hours walking the beach and collecting shells. I would visit again in a heartbeat and hope to the next time we make a trip down this way. The restrooms were nice and clean, and the gift shop had great prices. I absolutely loved the fort and being able to walk around in it freely. There are some areas not allowed to be explored, but most of it is, and it's so worth the stop. We stopped as it was the first beach in Florida on our way down, and our daughter wanted to see the ocean for the first time. I'm so glad we made the choice to stop here.
One of the best fort museums I have been to. It's 6 bucks to get a car into the park and another $2.50 per person for the fort. The museum is small but informative. What makes this fort so great is pretty much everything is open to the public. Some rooms were blocked off but you could climb the bastions or walk the walls. Barracks spaces and office spaces were open, too. The view is also spectacular. And once you are done, you are just minutes from a beach to hang out on.
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