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Fort Clinch State Park

2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, USA

A part of the park system since 1935, Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Although no battles were fought here, it was garrisoned during both the Civil and Spanish-American wars. During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps began preserving and rebuilding many of the structures of the abandoned fort. Daily tours with period reenactors depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors. It features one of only two detached scarps, and the only one that is unaltered.


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Take I'95 to the Fernandina Beach/Callahan exit (Milepost Exit 373 - Old Exit 129), and stay to the right. You will then be traveling east on A1A. (This road becomes 8th Street within the town limits of Fernandina.) Stay on this road, (A1A), for 16 miles until you come to the intersection of 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue. Turn right on Atlantic Avenue and go about two miles, Fort Clinch State Park will be on the left.

Visitor Services

Civil War era Fort with Living History Interpreters, Visitor Center and gift shop, restrooms, fishing, nature trails, picnicking, beaches, full facility camping, youth camping, bicycling, swimming, showers, wildlife viewing

Regular Events

Union Garrison Days the first weekend of each month, Confederate Garrisons, Spanish American War Event, Union Special Spring Encampment, WWII Event, Annual Free Kids Fishing Clinic, History of the American Soldier, Union Holiday Encampment

Available Interpretation

Living History Interpretation with Park Rangers and Volunteers

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

$5.00 Park Entrance Fee and $2.00 Fort Entrance Fee


Park Hours: 8:00A.M. - Sunset, 365 days a year; Fort Hours: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., 365 days a year



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