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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Open today: 09:00 - 17:30
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“nature trail”(111 reviews)
This fort is on Rattlesnake Island and can be reached via ferry.
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8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
+1 904-471-0116
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in to visit after our walk of old city. Neat fort. We enjoyed looking at the cannons. A good view of the inlet from the ocean.

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 4 days ago

History in a beautiful setting with caring staff. We were happy we chose to stop at this National Monument located right off of A1A. This is a small outpost – they have a video about the history of the site, a boat tour to see...More

Thank hopalongrving
Reviewed 5 days ago

How many history sites include a free boat ride? Well this one does. I first went here as a Graduate Student (with one of the archaeologists who had previously excavated the site) and it was a great way to learn about the Spanish history of...More

Thank GSLeader31002
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an amazing place to visit, St. Augustine is filled with history from Fort Matanzas, trolley rides around the town, light houses and so many great places for dining to great shops to find that perfect souveiner. Keep in mind when planning your visit to...More

Thank 826samt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent part of history . Worth the drive to see and catch the ferry over .Beautiful part of Florida !!

Thank April J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got tickets to be taken over. 32 people per boat including children or babies. Great visit to see and appreciate the Fort. Bathrooms are not on island. Try seeing

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an interesting tour and walk around because it really puts you close to how it must have been to have been stationed at the fort and how bad conditions got. The history of what happened with the Spaniards we interesting. Provides insight into...More

Thank FloridaMJZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry to and tour of the fort was perfect for my crew of 4 kids 4 and under. It was not too long (an hour or so) the tour guides were super friendly and it was an enjoyable trip. The restrooms were easy to...More

Thank OnAir52455348233
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss this gem of a national monument. I visited alone as the Fort opened. The first ferry trip included me, the on-duty ranger, the boat captain and assistant and two rangers from Washington DC. Everyone was enthusiastic and well-informed. This is a great compliment...More

Thank thomasrL2701DK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One stop on the trolley tour. It was free with our National Park card. We walked and saw as much as we chose to see and moved on. Having never been here before we enjoyed it for its historical perspective of the town.

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2 July 2018|
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Response from jforgie2 | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes. There are no bathrooms but you need to take water. Food is not allowed.
19 November 2017|
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Response from CyndyandByron | Reviewed this property |
It is absolutely free! We did not even need our National Park Card.
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1 January 2017|
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Response from LynCherie | Reviewed this property |
No charge for boat ride