Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Augustine

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#4 of 26 in Historic Sites in St. Augustine
National Park · Historic Site
To touch the humid walls more than two and a half centuries old of Fort Matanzas National Monument, hop on a small ferry and cross the river to this Spanish outpost fort. It's in the midst of a salt marsh and rich with wildlife. See the exact room where soldiers were sleeping, eating, and getting dressed before their duties. Up on the rooftop, you can check out the cannons that were used to guard the area. Pick up free tickets at the visitor center on the mainland. The area is suitable for picnicking. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a St. Augustine trip simple and quick.
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  • This place is amazing! First the price, very reasonable. This is a serious piece of American history! If in St. Augustine it is a must see!  more »
  • We came to St. Augustine for a day trip and unfortunately the fort was closed on that day. Nevertheless, we walked the grounds and they have signs with lots of information about the fort and its...  more »
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  • The beach and the river areas were great.. The fort itself wasn't much to see. You take a ferry to cross the river to get to the fort. But you could also see it at a distance from the west side of the parking lots. Both sides have nice cosy beaches that aren't usually very crowded. River side has a lot of drift wood trees that give you good shade.
  • Looks like a nice place but there lots of deer flies, the water is blurry, and it dries around 4 pm

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