Historic Places, Archaeological Sites, & Nature Preserves

Timucuan Ecological Preserve
Exlpore one of the last unspoiled coastal wetland ecosystems on the Atlantic.

Fort Caroline National Memorial
Memorializes the first protestant settlement in the US by the French Huguenots in 1562.
Kingsley Plantation
Learn the story of Anna Kingsley and her husband Zephaniah Kingsley who lived on this plantation on Fort George Island from 1814 to 1837.

Tree Hill Nature Center
7152 Lone Star Rd.Jacksonville, Florida, 32211
Explore this 50-acre preserve that includes trails, a Florida Natural History Museum, butterfly and hummingbird gardens and native animals.

Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
1445 Millcoe Rd. Jacksonville, Florida, 32225
A natural preserve spanning over 120 acres, the Jacksonville Arboretum is an educational resource on native and cultivated plants in northeast Florida.

Blue Cypress Community Center and Park
4012 University Blvd. N.; Phone 745-5466
Blue Cypress features tennis courts, soccer fields, softball fields, a paved nature trail, a swimming pool, lake for fishing, 9-hole golf course and a fully equipped kitchen and restrooms. The park has picnic tables, grills and a playground.