Florida’s National Parks


Looking for something to do this weekend? Take advantage of free park admission today and tomorrow and visit one of the nation’s 401 national parks as they celebrate National Park Week April 19th – April 27. IMG_4567 Florida is home to three national parks, two national seashores, two national preserves, three national monuments, and a national cultural heritage corridor. Even if you can’t take advantage of the free admission this weekend, the parks are a great value any day of the year.

  • Biscayne National Park
  • Dry Tortugus National Park
  • Everglades National Park
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Timucuan Preserve which includes Fort Caroline, a National Monument, and Kingsley Plantation
  • Castillo De San Marcos National Monument
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument
  • DeSoto National Memorial
  • Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor from Wilmington, NC to Jacksonville, FL

Yesterday we toured the Kingsley Plantation in Amelia Island exploring the plantation house, kitchen house, slave quarters, barn, and waterfront. The informative self guided tour took about an hour, but unfortunately, the plantation house can only be toured on the weekend due to renovations currently underway.

With our trip to Kingsley Plantation, we can say we’ve visited them all. Time to get started on the hundreds of battlefields, trails, and historical places located throughout the state.

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