Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Augustine

#4 of 26 in Historic Sites in St. Augustine
National Park · Historic Site
To touch the humid walls more than two and a half centuries old of Fort Matanzas National Monument, hop on a small ferry and cross the river to this Spanish outpost fort. It's in the midst of a salt marsh and rich with wildlife. See the exact room where soldiers were sleeping, eating, and getting dressed before their duties. Up on the rooftop, you can check out the cannons that were used to guard the area. Pick up free tickets at the visitor center on the mainland. The area is suitable for picnicking. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a St. Augustine trip simple and quick.
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  • I was staying in St Aug and went here one friday morning in late August with the intention of visiting the Fort but there was no ferry service. There was a Park Ranger there and he said most likely...  more »
  • I loved getting to visit this fort. The tour guides are so nice and informative! The short boat ride was nice since it was a hot day. I recommend getting their early since they only have a select...  more »
  • The beach and the river areas were great.. The fort itself wasn't much to see. You take a ferry to cross the river to get to the fort. But you could also see it at a distance from the west side of the parking lots. Both sides have nice cosy beaches that aren't usually very crowded. River side has a lot of drift wood trees that give you good shade.
  • Looks like a nice place but there lots of deer flies, the water is blurry, and it dries around 4 pm

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