It was one of those rare weekends where Joseph and I were off together for both Saturday and Sunday, so we decided to take a trip up to Fort Clinch State Park. It was only about a 35 minute drive from our home, so after breakfast that morning we made a to-go coffee and took a little road trip.
Fort Clinch was built is 1736 on the Cumberland Sound off of Fernandina Beach. We love visiting historic sites and this one was a fun little day trip as it was used during a few wars including the Civil War.
We had fun walking around the tunnels and meandering through the narrow corridors. The masonry work was beautiful and I was surprised by how well it has held up all of these years, especially since this fort has been through several wars and hurricanes over the years.
The stairs to get to the top of the fort were narrow and very closed in which I loved. You definitely had to watch your step, but the view was worth taking all those narrow steps up to the top.
You could also look into the different buildings around the park. Each building served a different purpose such as sleeping barracks, a prison, bakery and even a general store.
We also took a short walk along the beach of the sound. It was very peaceful and had various driftwood and shells strewn about the beach. Whenever there’s a beach I am always in for a walk!
We stayed for a few hours and saw a lot of neat things and learned some history. I love taking little road trips to places nearby Jacksonville and this one was worth the drive and the small price to get in.