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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  • We went to the fort on our vacation my husband has been in the service so he really loved all of this and history of it  more »
  • Walked around the exterior and grounds of the fort. It is a large area so plan for at least 30 minutes for walking around the base of the fort which is right on the water to watch boats passing in...  more »

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