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Fort Matanzas National Monument

8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
+1 904-471-0116
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St. Augustine, Fort Matanzas and Downtown Helicopter Tour
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This fort is on Rattlesnake Island and can be reached via ferry.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature trail” (88 reviews)
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8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
+1 904-471-0116
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oh my! This was not what I expected. Silly us, we thought we were going to "the fort" you are supposed to visit in St Augustine if you are a tourist, but it is not "that fort". That said, I loved this little fort and...More

Thank llh101
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can't visit St. Augustine without visiting the Fort. It's a must. If you're over 60 be sure to take your Park Pass or $$ savings.

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to see the Fort on a nice sunny day. The short ferry ride was pleasant. There are some stairs to climb to get up to the look-out point but the view was worth the climb.

Thank bobcoiro
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazingly well preserved ! And the National Park Service does an excellent job of making it readily assessable to the visitor...Many displays which depicts the daily life of a soldier at the fort through various time periods of history. We got to see a cannon...More

Thank Angeline P
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was very interesting, we enjoyed climbing around and hearing the story of the fort. The ferry ride was fun too.

Thank Glendajb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleasantly surprised that we were ferried over to the old fort. It made the trip special for us. The fort itself is interesting, although not as easily accessible for some. There are a lot of stairs to climb, and a very steep...More

Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second time visiting the Fort, we brought our friends from Oregon with us and they truly enjoyed it.

Thank crismicportland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the fort 2-3 times. I do wish there were guided tours.....maybe there is one and I'm just ill informed. If you're at Medicare age, buy a $10 National Park pass at the entry and take everyone along with you for free!

Thank becky525
Reviewed 1 week ago

really love walking around this site. went in once and that was enough but the view is amazing definitely worth the stop

Thank Vicki G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit and we recommend it for anyone interested in history. The fort is located on an island that is a 5 minute pontoon boat ride away. We arrived at 10:45 and got 4 of the last 6 tickets for...More

Thank greenteanj
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Janet W
2 January 2017|
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Response from LynCherie | Reviewed this property |
No charge for boat ride
6 September 2016|
Response from raj0302 | Reviewed this property |
From the park's website (Plan Your Visit tab on the left...Basic Information pull down menu...Pets pull down menu) yes, they are. However, you will be required to climb a stair case to access the first and second levels and... More