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What is the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve?

Founded in 1988, the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan, following more than 60 years of effort by people wishing to celebrate the European discovery of La Florida. The preserve's original boundaries enclose 47,000 acres, a vast tract of ecosystems managed by federal, state, city and private landholders. Some of the key sites included within the preserve include: a slightly scaled down model exhibit of the French Fort Caroline, a reproduction of a monument to French entrepreneur and colonist Jean Ribault, Kingsley Plantation - one of the most intact examples of the slave plantation system from the 18th-19th centuries, and vast tracts of Florida wetlands and forests with hiking trails. The Preserve is named for the cultures that inhabited the area at the time of French and Spanish arrival, the Timucua.

What is the Temporary Travel Office Doing (Unofficially) There?

The Travel Office has been investigating the potential to develop alternative forms of tourism within the Preserve. There are many stories surrounding the Preserve that are not currently part of the experience offered to Preserve visitors. To these ends, the Travel Office has come up with a multi-part proposal for expanding the Preserve's spatial and narrative boundaries.

Download our current report outlining the research and proposal phase of our not-in-residence consultation. [ 3.4 MB PDF ]