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Old Fort Park Archeological Site

115 Julia St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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THE SECRET OF THE OLD FORT

SO, the secret of the 'Old Fort' is that it wasn't a fort at all!!! What you are seeing is the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
flathead62
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Savannah, Georgia
Old Fort Park

My daughter walked and jumped all around in this old fort for years. Not so easy to watch. This is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
purpleiris2018
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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115 Julia St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SO, the secret of the 'Old Fort' is that it wasn't a fort at all!!! What you are seeing is the foundation of several previous buildings. A hotel. A private home and several other structures were built upon this 'recycled' foundation. That does not make...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter walked and jumped all around in this old fort for years. Not so easy to watch. This is another VERY historical place to visit. Wear your very comfortable shoes!

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

It's just and old foundation now but it is in a great find in a city park. I would check it out if you're walking around Canal Street or the Saturday Farmers Market.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The Old Fort Park Archeological Site provides an opportunity to visit the remains of an old fort along the riverfront. It is easy to find and is close to the New Smyrna Beach Museum of History which makes it a good opportunity to see both...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

My wife and I stopped by these ruins to see what they were about. Not much here to see, and signage was not great, so we could not get a sense of the history of this place. Worth a quick look, but that is all.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The “fort” is basically a foundation which has a mysterious history. There are various reports of what it actually was originally, but a hotel was on the sight at some time. Not much to do but walk around the perimeter and read the few placards....More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Took about 20 minutes to walk around these ruins. Interesting view from the top wall facing out to the harbor. Imagine a Civil War gunboat coming into view and sending cannon balls into the hotel, destroyed the entire building. Dogs are welcome at the park....More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Do something different during a typical beach day. Love the history. Glad I discovered this on my second visit to New Smyrna beach. Just a nice little break from eating, shopping, swimming and sun bathing.

Thank Alex B
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Okay so I wasn't blown away by this site, but it has a really cool vibe to it. We had loads of fun taking photos at this spot. There's not much to do here just take photos or maybe just hang out. It might be...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Came here to this historic site still not sure if it was a fort but what ever it is you can take amazing photos and just have fun and on Saturdays they have a flea market on the street

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eldridgebravo
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Apparently, many people are confused about what this structure is. Having been there many times it has plaques all over it from different time periods, so it's easy to understand. That's what's confusing. Trying to help shed... More
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