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Fort Matanzas National Monument

St. Augustine
8635 State Road A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080
Local Phone: 904-471-0116 Fax: 904-471-7605
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.
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Birding
Free admission
Gift Shop
Open Year-Round
Pets on Leash Allowed
Guided Tours

Property Features

Natural Wildlife Viewing
Surfing
Swimming
Boat Tours
Hiking/Nature Trails
Historic Attractions
Marker/Interpretive station
National Park
Nature Preserve
Protected Species Habitat
Cultural Attraction
Historical Attraction
First Aid Station
Bus Parking
Parking
Vending machines
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
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Multilingual Materials Available
Printed guides available
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Tour Duration: 1 hour
Tour Schedule: Half past every hour, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.