Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center

Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center The Fort King National Historic Landmark & Visitor Center is in Ocala, Florida. The site consists of 37 acres, interpretive trails and picnic facilities.
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Thank you Ocala StarBanner for this article about the approval of the Fort King Master Plan. Great things to come Fort K...
07/09/2020
Fort King master plan includes $15 million in projects

Thank you Ocala StarBanner for this article about the approval of the Fort King Master Plan. Great things to come Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center.

The site of the former 19th century military fort is the nexus of Ocala and Marion County.

07/08/2020
Ocala Recreation and Parks

We are proud of Ranger Caroline and all that she does for Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center. Thank you Caroline for the passion and dedication you bring to the job. #WeAreParksandRec

For Recreation and Parks month, we're highlighting our team who keep our department going. Get to know Caroline, one of our Park Rangers! #WeAreParksAndRec

Two signs were installed in the Visitor Center today at Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center. We have...
06/12/2020

Two signs were installed in the Visitor Center today at Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center. We have many more to install after the next batch get printed. When the Visitor Center opens to the public again we are excited that there will be some big changes for you to see. Thank you once again Florida Division of Historical Resources for the support in making this project a reality.

All the new interpretive signs have been installed inside the fort. This concludes the installation of the new signs goi...
06/12/2020

All the new interpretive signs have been installed inside the fort. This concludes the installation of the new signs going outside. Thank you Florida Division of Historical Resources for the grant support to make this project a reality.

Second day of sign install at Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center. How great do these look? This int...
06/10/2020

Second day of sign install at Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center. How great do these look? This interpretive sign project will give visitors an overview of the history at Fort King whenever they visit. Thank you Florida Division of Historical Resources for supporting this important project.

For the past year staff has been working on a new interpretive sign project for Fort King National Historic Landmark and...
06/09/2020

For the past year staff has been working on a new interpretive sign project for Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center. Today the first signs got installed and we could not be happier. We will be posting updates as this project continues. This project was made possible with a grant from Florida Division of Historical Resources, we thank them for their ongoing support of historic sites and history in Florida.

Ocala Recreation and Parks
06/06/2020

Ocala Recreation and Parks

Did you know today is garden exercise day? That makes it the perfect time to sign up to be a Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center Heritage Garden volunteer! If you are interested in volunteering, email Connie at [email protected] or call 352.368.5517.

1 spot opened up in next weeks Camp Wildlands Hiking Adventures program! June 8th-12thSnatch it up while its still avail...
06/06/2020

1 spot opened up in next weeks Camp Wildlands Hiking Adventures program! June 8th-12th
Snatch it up while its still available. http://apm.activecommunities.com/ocalamarioncounty/Activity_Search/6287

If you missed out on registering for the next two weeks of camp, don't worry! Camp's open two weeks before the start date to give everyone a fair chance to register.

The Fort King Heritage Garden on a gray morning.
06/05/2020

The Fort King Heritage Garden on a gray morning.

Beginning to harvest sunflower seeds! 🌻 Picked some cucumbers and yellow squash. Psst.. If you're interested in becoming...
06/03/2020

Beginning to harvest sunflower seeds! 🌻 Picked some cucumbers and yellow squash.

Psst.. If you're interested in becoming a garden volunteer one of your perks is taking home some yummy produce.

To become a garden volunteer contact Connie Carroll 352-368-5504

Some Monday Garden pictures from Fort King Heritage Teaching Garden. Things are taking off.
06/01/2020

Some Monday Garden pictures from Fort King Heritage Teaching Garden. Things are taking off.

Oh my GOURD! Look at these guys grow! The spring garden is growing. Stop by 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset to check it...
05/28/2020

Oh my GOURD! Look at these guys grow!

The spring garden is growing. Stop by 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset to check it out.

05/27/2020
Ocala Recreation and Parks

An easy bee house to make! Make sure and get them out very soon so the bees can lay their larva.

Learn how to make a cozy home for Mason bees! You will need a clean aluminum can, paper, scissors and a pencil to get started. We'd love to see pictures of your finished bee houses! #StayAndPlayOcala

Sunflowers are in full bloom! Stop by the garden today to check out everything that's growing.
05/26/2020

Sunflowers are in full bloom! Stop by the garden today to check out everything that's growing.

Register now for summer camp: http://apm.activecommunities.com/ocalamarioncounty/Activity_Search/6287This first camp wil...
05/26/2020

Register now for summer camp: http://apm.activecommunities.com/ocalamarioncounty/Activity_Search/6287

This first camp will be hiking adventures June 8th-June 12th:
Learn and explore the environment through hiking. Campers will learn the do’s and don’ts of hiking and Leave No Trace principles. They will hike local park trails and explore larger parks like Silver Springs State Park and Payne’s Prairie. While hiking, campers will learn about animal observation and tracking. The week ends with a fun hiking and swimming trip.

Spots are limited and will fill up quickly, so if you are thinking about registering your child now is the time!

05/23/2020
Ocala Recreation and Parks

Remember your outdoor ethics over the holiday weekend!

Come by this weekend and visit Fort King! The fort, trails and garden remain open sunrise to sunset.

We are at @Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center with Ocala Park Ranger Caroline to talk about the 7 Principles of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics! #StayAndPlayOcala

Sorry for previous post, our summer camp registration will start May 26th. Sorry for any confusion.
05/18/2020

Sorry for previous post, our summer camp registration will start May 26th. Sorry for any confusion.

The Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center Heritage Teaching Garden presents the Monday flower show.
05/18/2020

The Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center Heritage Teaching Garden presents the Monday flower show.

05/17/2020
Ocala Recreation and Parks

Ocala Recreation and Parks

Relax and unwind as we celebrate our Ocala parks! Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center is a place to experience nature and history first-hand! The Fort King Trail is 1.5 miles of natural trail and don't miss a chance to stroll through the Heritage Teaching Garden! To learn more about Fort King, visit our website: https://www.ocalafl.org/government/city-departments-j-z/recreation-parks/fort-king-national-historic-landmark #StayAndPlayOcala

The entire garden now has easy to read plant labels! Stop by 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset to check out what’s growin...
05/16/2020

The entire garden now has easy to read plant labels!
Stop by 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset to check out what’s growing.
The center will remain closed but please enjoy the fort, garden, and trails when you visit.

We are hosting a summer camp this year. This summer camp will take all precautions in order for it to be safe and fun. W...
05/15/2020

We are hosting a summer camp this year. This summer camp will take all precautions in order for it to be safe and fun. We will be opening registration next week.

Thank you Florida Division of Historical Resources for the support in making this dream a reality.
05/14/2020

Thank you Florida Division of Historical Resources for the support in making this dream a reality.

The application period for our historic preservation grants is still open until June 1. You can find more more information at dosgrants.com.

We're still highlighting successful DHR grant projects. In 2015, the City of Ocala received a grant from the Division of Historical Resources to reconstruct the Second Seminole War-era Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center. The project was completed in late 2017.

The Fort King Garden Club needs you. We are looking for more garden volunteers that would like to spend some time helpin...
05/14/2020

The Fort King Garden Club needs you. We are looking for more garden volunteers that would like to spend some time helping in the garden. Would you like to enjoy the benefits of a garden without having one of your own? Want to get out once a week and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air? If you are interested in becoming a Fort King Garden Club member message us on Facebook or call our office (352-368-5533). We look forward to having you in this elite club.

Since our programing has been put on hold, we will share what the garden is doing. The Heritage Garden Cosmos are starti...
05/12/2020

Since our programing has been put on hold, we will share what the garden is doing. The Heritage Garden Cosmos are starting to flower and it hasn't taken long for our pollinator friends to find them. Our Sunflowers are just about to pop, we cant wait to see these beauties in full force. Remember the Fort King Visitor Center may be closed but our trails, the fort, and the Heritage Garden are open for you to explore sunrise to sunset.

Some gourd flowers at the Fort King Heritage Teaching Garden. We are growing these gourds for some programming we will o...
05/11/2020

Some gourd flowers at the Fort King Heritage Teaching Garden. We are growing these gourds for some programming we will offer next year.

Marion County, the Fort King Heritage Teaching Garden is looking for seeds and their stories from this area. Do you or y...
05/08/2020

Marion County, the Fort King Heritage Teaching Garden is looking for seeds and their stories from this area. Do you or your family have seeds that you have been keeping? We would like this garden to speak to the local history that surrounds us. Almost more important than the seeds themselves, we would like to keep the story that goes with the seeds. Were these your great grandmother's, where did they come from, how long has your family been growing these? Please message us if you have seeds and stories you would like to be included in our garden so we can share with others. (These can be flowers, vegetables, or herbs)

The first Zinnia in the garden has bloomed! Come check out everything that is growing.Grounds are open sunrise to sunset...
05/08/2020

The first Zinnia in the garden has bloomed! Come check out everything that is growing.
Grounds are open sunrise to sunset 7 days a week!
The visitor center remains closed for the time being.

Ranger Caroline has been putting a lot of time into the Fort King Garden and it shows. We will keep posting updates, but...
05/04/2020

Ranger Caroline has been putting a lot of time into the Fort King Garden and it shows. We will keep posting updates, but know that the garden, the fort, and our trails are still open if you want to get some air and sunshine. Please maintain social distancing while enjoying the park. The visitor center is closed till further notice.

While our visitor center remains closed, our trails, garden and the fort remain OPEN! Stop by anytime during the week fr...
05/01/2020

While our visitor center remains closed, our trails, garden and the fort remain OPEN!

Stop by anytime during the week from sunrise to sunset.

Please adhere to social distancing guidelines while visiting the park.

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the garden is GROWING!Stop by and explore the spring garden, trails and f...
04/22/2020

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the garden is GROWING!
Stop by and explore the spring garden, trails and fort today!

We miss you, and can't wait to open our Visitor Center doors once again. In this down time staff is working on lots of n...
04/17/2020

We miss you, and can't wait to open our Visitor Center doors once again. In this down time staff is working on lots of new stuff for the future. And don't forget that Fort King is still open for passive use. Come to the park to walk our nature trails, stroll around the fort, and see what we are up to in the garden. Just remember to keep at least 6 feet away from one another.

04/03/2020
Ocala Recreation and Parks

Lots of fun stuff happening in the garden at Fort King.

We are exploring the Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center Heritage Teaching Garden! Join us to learn how this garden is helping bring history to life! #StayAndPlayOcala

04/01/2020
Ocala Recreation and Parks

Ranger Caroline give a virtual tour of the Fort. The Fort and grounds are still open to the public, but the Visitor Center will be closed till further notice.

Come along with us for a virtual tour of Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center! Park Ranger Caroline takes us on a special walk through Fort King as part of our #StayAndPlayOcala series.

Check out our other Fort King video: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=835293446966983

Address

3925 E Fort King St
Ocala, FL
34470

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00
Thursday 07:00 - 19:00
Friday 07:00 - 19:00
Saturday 07:00 - 19:00
Sunday 07:00 - 19:00

Telephone

+3523685533

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