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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida

1 South Castillo Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: (904) 829-6506
Description: A monument not only of stone and mortar but of human determination and endurance, the Castillo de San Marcos symbolizes the clash between cultures which ultimately resulted in our uniquely unified nation. Still resonant with the struggles of an earlier time, these original walls provide tangible evidence of America’s grim but remarkable history.
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De Soto National Memorial, Florida

8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209
Phone: (941) 792-0458
Description: In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s army of soldiers, hired mercenaries, craftsmen, and clergy made landfall in Tampa Bay. They were met with fierce resistance of indigenous people protecting their homelands. De Soto’s quest for glory and gold would be a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease, and discovery that would form the history of the United States.
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Fort Caroline National Memorial, Florida

12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone: (904) 641-7155
Description: Fort Caroline memorializes the short-lived French presence in sixteenth century Florida. Here you will find stories of exploration, survival, religious disputes, territorial battles, and first contact between American Indians and Europeans.
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Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina

2817 Maybank Highway
Johns Island, SC 29455
Phone: (843) 818-4587
Description: Designated by Congress in 2006, the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends from Wilmington, North Carolina in the north to Jacksonville, Florida in the south. It is home to one of America's most unique cultures, a tradition first shaped by captive Africans brought to the southern United States from West Africa and continued in later generations by their descendents.
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Fort Matanzas National Monument, Florida

8635 A1A South
St Augustine, FL 32080
Phone: (904) 471-0116
Description: Coastal Florida was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. As part of this struggle, Fort Matanzas guarded St. Augustine’s southern river approach. The colonial wars are over, but the monument is still protecting—not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrier island and the plants and animals who survive there amidst a sea of modern development
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Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Florida

12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone: (904) 641-7155
Description: Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of salt marshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.
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