On top of the hill before you stood Fort King, the first United States military fortification in the interior of Florida.
Welcome to the Fort King National Historic Landmark. The Landmark Site is owned and managed by the people of Marion County. Presently consisting of 38 acres, it includes a 1 acre tract purchased in 1927 by the Ocala Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Please check in at the Visitor Center. There and on the Interpretative Trail around the Site you can learn about the Fort, the land that it sits upon, and the peoples who have been part of its history. A self guided Trail Brochure is available in the Visitor Center. You may walk the trail on your on at your own pace or you may sign up for a Ranger led tour given at times posted in the Visitor Center. On-Cell options are also available. As at National and State Parks, take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints. We hope you enjoy your visit to this historically and ecologically important site.