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.