Fort George Island Cultural State Park

The park contains distinct periods in human history; prehistoric Native American cultures, Spanish colonial period peoples and missions, British occupation and fortification, slave-period British and American plantations, and early 1900s golfing and leisure clubs and homes.

In 1989, as part of the Conservation and Recreation Lands (CARL) program, the state of Florida purchased 581 acres on Fort George Island. The purchase ensured the preservation of a number of natural and cultural resources for the public to enjoy.


The Ribault Club is a historic Colonial Revival architecture style building that is home to the Fort George Island Visitor Center. The property was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 2000 and is located on Fort George Road. It was built in 1928 for winter recreational opportunities which included golf, tennis, hunting, fishing, and yachting. Ribault Club became part of the Fort George Island Cultural State Park in 1989. Exhibits about the island and its history are located inside.
ADDRESS: 11241 Fort George Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226
PHONE: (904) 251-2320
HOURS: The park is open from 8:00 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year. The Ribault Club is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9am to 5pm and is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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