LOCATION: St. Augustine

Fort Matanzas National Monument

image, Fort Matanzas National Monument
  • 8635 State Road A1A South
  • St. Augustine, Florida 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 1740, the Spanish built Fort Matanzas here, a small-fortified watchtower that guarded the southern entrance to St. Augustine. The site offers nature trails and a free ferry ride to the fort.