Fort George Island Cultural State Park, Jacksonville

4.4
#18 of 36 in Parks in Jacksonville
Fort George Island State Cultural Site is a Florida State Park located on Fort George Island, about three miles (5 km) south of Little Talbot Island State Park on SR A1A. It is home to the Ribault Inn Club, constructed in 1928 as a winter resort and now used as a visitor's center. The 46000acre Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, in Jacksonville, Florida is nearby. Fort George has the highest point along the Atlantic coast south of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and contains Timucua oyster shell mounds. The park is part of the Talbot Islands GEOpark complex.The park contains several distinct periods in human history. During the early historical period Fort George Island was known as Alicamani. It was the location of the village of Alicamani, a major village of the Timucua chiefdom known as the Saturiwa. Timucua influence is noted by the presence of middens, large mounds that are compiled of massive quantities of shells and discarded food byproducts. On Fort George Island, the shells were primarily oysters. The island was later home to the Spanish mission of San Juan del Puerto, the primary mission to the Saturiwa. Add Fort George Island Cultural State Park to your Jacksonville travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jacksonville trip planner.
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  • The pathway and location is on beautiful grounds! It is tucked away in a unique location and the history here is very interesting.  more »
  • I am happy that I took the time to visit Fort George Island and the Kingsley Plantation. The paved road into the complex transitioned into a rough impacted dirt road with quite a few pot holes. I did....  more »
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  • Full of beauty and history. Nice trails, scenic views.
  • Great history BUT the roads are WAY TO THIN. MUST BE CHANGED.

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