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Camp Milton Historic Preserve

1172 Halsema Road North, Jacksonville, FL 32220, USA

In 1864, Camp Milton was considered the largest encampment of Confederate forces in Florida with over 8,000 troops. The site of several encounters between Confederate and Union armies, the camp finally fell to occupation by the Union army in the summer of 1864. It is named after Florida's Governor during the Civil War, John Milton. Today, Camp Milton has been developed as a midpoint trailhead for the Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail. It is also part of the Timucuan Trail Partnership and Preservation Project Jacksonville. The park has a state-of-the art functional interpretive/educational center, an authentic farmhouse in the process of being restored, a large historical reenactment field, and access to an existing historic railroad line. Trails and boardwalks guide visitors throughout the interior of Camp Milton, which are lined with historical trees and signage explaining their significance. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of natural flora and fauna. It is comprised of uplands and wetlands, which consist of hydric pine flatwoods, and wetland mixed forest.

 

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Directions

I-10 west from downtown Chaffee Road Exit. Turn Left at the signal heading north, chaffee road ends at old plank road, turn left heading west. The next stop sign is Halsenia road, turn right heading north. Camp Milton .25 miles from intersection

Visitor Services

Rest rooms, handicap access

Regular Events

Prelude to Olustee Battle Reenactment, Feb.

Available Interpretation

Trails, occasional weekend demonstrations, classroom available by reservation, adjacent to 14.5 mile ike paved trail

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free

Hours

9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., 7 days a week

Phone

904-630-0142

Website

http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/campmilton.html »

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