Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park

The site of the original Spanish Fort San Carlos, Fernandina Plaza Historic State Park lies in the middle of Old Town Fernandina, which is the last town platted by the Spanish in the New World. It became quieter when railroad baron David Yulee convinced residents to move the center of town to Centre Street and the harbor front, now a lively area just to the south.

It’s a popular (semi-secret) spot for viewing the sunset and musicians often come here to “play the sun down”.

The Pippi Longstocking House, a private home, borders the park. This historic Captain’s home from the 1880s played the role of Villa Villekula in the 1980s movie “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking”.

  • Key Details
  • Hours of Operation:
  • MON: 8:00 AM - Sunset
  • TUE: 8:00 AM - Sunset
  • WED: 8:00 AM - Sunset
  • THU: 8:00 AM - Sunset
  • FRI: 8:00 AM - Sunset
  • SAT: 8:00 AM - Sunset
  • SUN: 8:00 AM - Sunset