Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Augustine

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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  • Enjoyed free boat ride over to the fort. Saw sea turtles, fiddler crabs, etc. Son enjoyed climbing the ladder up onto the top portion of fort. Views are breathtaking from the top!  more »
  • This is hidden gem. Easy 45-hour tour. Grossly underrated. Short pontoon boat trip to the fort which is much bigger than it looks. Great bit of history!  more »

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