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Fort Matanzas National Monument

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Address: 8635 A1A S, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Phone Number: 904-471-0116
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This fort is on Rattlesnake Island and can be reached via ferry.

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Nice nature trail

It was too windy the day we visited so the ferry wasn't running to the fort. We walked the nice boardwalk nature trail and watched the short movie in the visitor center. Wish we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
frogsinthecreek
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Massachusetts
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112 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was too windy the day we visited so the ferry wasn't running to the fort. We walked the nice boardwalk nature trail and watched the short movie in the visitor center. Wish we could have gone to the fort but it was still a nice visit and best of all, it was free!

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GA & FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The free boat ride to the Fort was fun, with beautiful scenery. The Fort was small but interesting and the guides were informative!

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the fort. Great views of the bay. Interesting to learn how the soldiers lived when they built the fort. We especially enjoyed learning what each room was used for in the fort. Also loved the cannons!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pleasant nature walk when boat trip was un-doable. Beach area, across A1A wonderful for energetic walking, also!

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Hazelton, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my second trip here. It is never a disappointment. The day was cool and windy but still enjoyable. There is not a fee to visit here. Donation only. Nice little gift shop. If you take the kids make sure you ask for the Jr Ranger pack.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Free boat ride is fun in itself! Interesting tour with guide who will answer your questions. It's worth the hour or so investment

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Thank Russell V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did a self-guided tour of the fort. Many descriptive signs to make the fort enjoyable. We spent about 2 hours there. Great views of the inlet and Old St. Augustine. If you enjoy history, take a tour.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice history lesson. Also a good place for a picnic and a nice option is the water station to refill your water bottle with cool good tasting water

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you love history you will love this fort and the history behind it. Be sure to take the tour and guide has so much to tell you that is interesting

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Callaway, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very old venue and has little to see other than the structure itself; however, the tour guide was excellent in explaining what was available to see. Very short ferry ride to the fort which is enjoyable in good weather. Lots of history requiring not too much time.

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