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Fort King Visitor Center
Fort King blockhouse
Fort King Heritage Teaching Garden
Fort King Trail

Fort King is a 40-acre National Historic Landmark owned jointly by the City of Ocala and Marion County. The adjacent memorial site is owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution – Ocala Chapter and leased to the City of Ocala and Marion County for 99 years. The site is managed by the City of Ocala. Funding assistance and logistics support is provided by a 501(c)3 organization, Fort King Heritage Association.

 

Visitor Center

The Fort King National Historic Landmark’s Visitor Center is home to many displays and artifacts that continue to bring the rich history to life. A brief film goes in depth about the important history that took place right here in Ocala!

Archaeological Resource Center

Due to be open to the public October 2020, this center will be a resource to explore the archaeological work that has been done and is continuing to be done at the landmark. 

The Fort

On site is a replica of Fort King, the replica is one of a very few forts that have been reconstructed to actual size. The fort and block houses are open to the public to explore.

Heritage Garden

The Heritage Garden is a teaching garden that houses many native vegetables, fruits and plants. This garden is used throughout the year for programming such as school groups, wild foraging and wild edible hikes, but it is also open year-round to visitors. 

Trails

The mile-long trail is a true place of serenity centered right in the city. Along your hike you will come across the historical fort king road, the same seep spring the soldiers used to bathe and drink and the DAR cemetery. Pets are welcome on leash.

 

Fort King National Historic Landmark

3925 E. Fort King St., Ocala, FL 34470

(352) 368-5533