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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.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“boat ride” (184 reviews)
“nature trail” (90 reviews)
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8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fort Matanzas is a national park and is a real gem. Unfortunately the ferry to the fort was not running due to damage by hurricane Irma back in September. The rangers were very helpful and we were able go into the visitors center. The trails...More

Thank Judy A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Certainly an interesting piece of history. A little bit of a drive from the old part of the city, but well worth your time. There can be a plethora of people here, and overwhelming. An old Spanish guard house for the main fort up north.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great time walking around the outside of the Fort! The kids enjoy playing on the grassy area, and sitting on the wall near the water! It's so relaxing a great place to stop and rest! There is also a fee if you want...More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to visit but found that they suffered damage due to hurricane in November! We saw some crabs, jumping fish , walked the nature trail, there are picnic tables, & hotel said it was free! You can see the fort from the dock! Bathrooms,...More

Thank KAD56
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is passed over by so many people and it's fascinating. It has the rooms the guard lived in and watched the coast from. It is built of sand, shell like a cement almost. It's off the beaten path so its easy to miss....More

Thank 319bobk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

About 20 minutes away from Castillo de San Marcos. We really enjoyed the place but were disappointed that due to Hurricane Irma we couldn’t get on the ferry to cross over to the fort itself. We still watched a presentation at the visitors building and...More

Thank Lissette M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of the National Park system, this site is very interesting. The museum contains information on the history. Sadly, we arrived after the hurricane so the boat that takes you from the museum to the fort was not operating. But just the idea that...More

1  Thank FresnoTravelers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a great to spend a couple of hours. It’s 10$ to get in with discounts for over 62 and military discounts. I could have stayed there all day. Great place to see

Thank Pattybabe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the park. There’s a really nice boardwalk .5 mile loop that takes you through the vegetation and foliage. Unfortunately the dock is still damaged from the hurricane so you can’t tour the part of the property across the inlet....More

Thank Alexis O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful national monument to a horrible thing that happened. The Spaniards cut the throats of captured Frenchmen there. Make sure you take the boat ride to the fort.

Thank George S
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20 November 2017|
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Response from CyndyandByron | Reviewed this property |
It is absolutely free! We did not even need our National Park Card.
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