Fort Matanzas National Monument
8635 State Road A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Local Phone: 904-471-0116
On this site in 1565, the Spanish killed 245 French Huguenots in a struggle over control of Florida. In 1742, the Spanish built Fort Matanzas here, a small-fortified watchtower that guarded the Southern entrance to St. Augustine.
Natural Wildlife Viewing
Protected Species Habitat
First Aid Station
Dates closed: Christmas
Driving time to nearby lodging: 10 minutes
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Ferry runs every hour on the half hour 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Maximum Group Number: 35
Multilingual Materials Available
Printed guides available
Tour Duration: 1 hour
Tour Schedule: Half past every hour, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.