Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

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Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Yellow Bluff Fort SP01.jpg
Location Duval County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Jacksonville, Florida
Established September 29, 1970
Governing body

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Yellow Bluff Fort
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park is located in Florida
Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park
Nearest city Jacksonville, Florida
Coordinates 30°23′58″N 81°33′22″W / 30.39944°N 81.55611°W / 30.39944; -81.55611Coordinates: 30°23′58″N 81°33′22″W / 30.39944°N 81.55611°W / 30.39944; -81.55611
Area less than one acre
Built 1862
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 70000183[1]
Added to NRHP September 29, 1970

Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park is a Florida State Park in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, a mile south of State Road 105 on New Berlin Road. On September 29, 1970, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

Monument in the park

Yellow Bluff 'Fort' was not a fort at all, but instead an armed and fortified camp constructed during the Civil War. It served to protect shipping supply lines to Jacksonville and through the St. Johns valley from Union attacks. The camp was built in early 1862, holding over 350 personnel at some points of its existence, which lasted until the end of the war.

Recreational Activities[edit]

Visitors can picnic in an authentic reproduction of a Confederate and Union troop encampment.

Special events[edit]

Every year, the park has a day of illustrated presentations and living history demonstrations showing the historical and cultural significance of the area.

Admission and Hours[edit]

There are no entrance fees. The park is open 24 hours a day.



References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park at Wikimedia Commons