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Amelia Islander

Memorial Weekend at Fort Clinch

May 23, 2014 02:00AM
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Fort Clinch State Park will hold a Memorial Weekend program in honor of the men and women who served in World War II. Visitors can explore military displays, view memorabilia and learn about the uniforms, weapons, vehicles and lifestyle of those who were part of the war during the 1940′s.

The event will take place on Saturday, May 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details, call (904) 277-7274 or visit www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch.

Fort Clinch State Park is located in Fernandina Beach on beautiful Amelia Island, Florida and has been part of the park system since 1935. This is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country.  Daily tours with period reenactors depicting garrison life bring the fort to life for visitors. Sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing 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. Cost for the Memorial Weekend event is the park entrance fee plus $2.00 per person Fort admission.