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“Just ok” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yellow Bluff Fort

Yellow Bluff Fort
Ranked #84 of 165 things to do in Jacksonville
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Jacksonville, Florida
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72 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I must say I was a little disappointed. This Historical Park is basically in a mobile home park and in a residential community. Is it just me? I feel historical places should be treated with better respect. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice little park with some beautiful trees and some small walking trails and picnic tables. It also does have a couple of old small cannons and a historical marker (that someone or ones have been taking pot shots at). It was just a little sad to me to see this spot where 350 Civil War Solders camped and protected Jacksonville's shipping supply lines to now be in between a mobile home park and a semi trucking place.

Visited July 2014
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Lake City, Florida
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41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quick detour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

This was a quick stop as the main attraction is a marker dedicated to the Confederate soldiers that protected Jacksonville. There are some cannons and brand new picnic tables might be nice for a family outing on the cheap side of things since its free to walk around.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Victoria R
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Columbia, South Carolina
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1,675 reviews
1,278 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
“Historical spot that needsTLC”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

stopped by while in area. Its an old site with earthworks that the south used to defend the river with. It has seen better days. Very overgrown shrubs and needs a good raking of leaves. So overgrown hard to located the earthworks.some old rusted cannons are there. They do not look like from civil war period. A marker is there as well. If your into history, especially American Civil War=go ahead and stop by while passing through Jacksonville. it's right off the east beltway. Takes 10 to 20 minutes max to walk the park and it's FREE.

Visited April 2012
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Thank jlantern3
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Childhood playground”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

It seems to me this is an incorrect address for the fort but regardless, it is located in the residential area where I spent many years as a child. What wonderful memories I have running and playing on what use to be deep trenches, lush green vegetation and a little wooden bridge that we were sure housed some foreign creature from our imagination. These days, it holds my memories but has lost its appeal with some years of vandalism and a less than desirable neighborhood. Regardless, if in the neighborhood stop in for a small dose of Jacksonville history.

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