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Fort Matanzas National Monument

8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
+1 904-471-0116
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This fort is on Rattlesnake Island and can be reached via ferry.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature trail” (89 reviews)
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8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
+1 904-471-0116
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tour offered lots of interactive activities for young children. We had a 4 year old boy along and he was mostly kept engaged. The tour guide was patient and answered questions. The tour was the most informative tour we had in St Augustine.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a National Park and a chance to use your Federal Recreational Lands Pass. The condition of the Fort is exceptional and filled with displays of the life at the fort. Guides are livable to answer your questions and someone is available to give...More

Thank ljohnson08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Mantansas is a beautiful historic fort built to protect the southern water entrance to St Augustine. There is a free boat ride from the visitor center across the inter coastal waterway to the fort.

Thank Highlander-GG
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The monument is a great place to visit, and it's free! Once you get to the visitor center you can get assigned a time to ride the ferry to the fort. The ride is a short one across the waterway. The boat drivers give you...More

Thank Gregg L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Note: We were unable to wait for the ferry as it would be another hour (just missed it), but we stopped by to see the fort and took a short walk on the nature trails, so this review is for those. Pros: The view of...More

Thank RoapTripper3081
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We went and visited this before visiting the Fort inside of St Augustine. Lots of History and worth the trip

Thank Christa M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The fort was small but critical for the protection of San Augustine. The fort has been meticulously rebuilt and the building materials were so interesting. The hole going to the top is small and not back- pack or large/tall people friendly. Once on top, you...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This place was a hidden treasure our Uber driver told us about. The boat ride was awesome, although very short. We saw dolphins and lots of crabs. The fort was a unique opportunity for great photos and our guide was very knowledgeable. I am very...More

Thank Brittany T
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The trip to the Fort is Free (by Ferry only) but if it's a holiday weekend, plan to wait an hour to get a ferry. You can hike a bit while waiting. The wait is worth it - don't forget your water, it's hot, but...More

Thank JODYN3
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Fort Matanzas was a fort manned by 4-6 men. It was small by the standards for forts, but its job to protect the back door entry to St. Augustine via the Matanzas River was immense. The cannons were position to reach the entry of the...More

Thank CyndyandByron
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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