"Timucuan-Ribault House" Top 5 Page for this destination Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve Tip by BruceDunning

  View of the visitor center front
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  • View of the visitor center front - Jacksonville
      View of the visitor center front
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  • Sign for Ribault, or left to Kingsly Plantation - Jacksonville
      Sign for Ribault, or left to Kingsly Plantation
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This is the visitor center and house of the Ribault Club that was founded in 1928. The club finally broke up due to tough times in the Depression and later. It used to have parties, dances, and many cultural events for the city out there, as well as sports activities and a place for northern wealthy to stay in a warmer south climate. It finally went to the State in 1989, after attempts to develop the area did not succeed.
It is located off Hwy A1A, after porting on the ferry at Mayport, and exit to Ribault & Kingsley. Go for about 3 miles to the center. You can also take US 95 to 9A loop to Heckscher Dr and follow that east about 5 miles to Palmetto Dr.
Inside has a small but informative museum of the clubhouse and the evolution of the area form Indian culture to today reality.

Address: 12713 Ft Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Directions: Just off Hwy A1a 3 miles-Signs direct you to the place.
Phone: (904) 641-7155
Website: http://www.nps.gov/timu/historyculture/ricl_history.htm

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  • Updated Jun 11, 2011
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