Monday, May 12, 2014

Fort Clinch State Park, Part II

This is picture heavy, and I apologize. And I have more for part three, also. (Link to Part I here.)

Fort Clinch is magnificent! We walked from our campsite, through the woods, to the fort. Paid our $2 entrance fee (each) for this unexpected homeschool field trip, and entered into year 1864.

Soon after entering, a recruiter approached us: 100 Good Men and True were needed. Would our three come and help?

Well, let's look around!

Looks like a pretty well set up place! Comfy sleeping arrangements, impressive bulk meal preparation, latest gadgets... What else?

Quite impressive, for sure. We walked around, went inside various buildings, looked in windows when doors were locked. Seems organized. World's best coffee served, too!

As you can see, one hundred good and true men were found. Instructions and supplies shared.

My boys returned home to Mothership, with me.


From the state park website:

A part of the park system since 1935, Fort Clinch is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country. Although no battles were fought here, it was garrisoned during both the Civil and Spanish-American wars. During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps began preserving and rebuilding many of the structures of the abandoned fort. Daily tours with period reenactors depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors.

Sunbathing, swimming, and beach combing are popular activities at the beach. Anglers can fish from the pier or take advantage of excellent surf fishing. Hikers and bicyclists can enjoy a six-mile trail through the park. Self-guided nature trails provide opportunities to learn about and observe native plants and wildlife. A full-facility campground and a youth camping area provide overnight accommodations.


Fort Clinchin linnake on elävä museo, ja meillä oli mahtava luokkaretki sinne. Kiertelimme eri rakennuksia, ja kurkistelimme ikkunoista sisään. Täällä 1864 rakennetussa linnakkeessa ei oikeasti sodittu yhtään taisteluja, mutta he olivat hyvin valmistautuneita. 1935 linnaketta alettiin korjaamaan, ja tänään siellä voi vierailla päivittäin. Kolmas osa kuvia tulossa vielä:)


  1. This looks like an awesome stop! My kids would love it! There are a couple of Santa Fe Trail Forts within a few hours drive for us that are always popular stops when we are driving through!
    Great pics!

  2. Looks like a great place and such a bargain!

  3. Quilt-n-mama, I now want to see all forts with my kids and camera:) There is one nearby, when can I go... Lol!!

    Sharron, I know!! Love inexpensive field trips:-D