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Fort Matanzas National Monument

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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
+1 904-471-0116
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is off the main tourist path. A free boat ride across the channel (maybe 5 minutes) delivers you right to the old fort. We went early in the morning, and had beautiful weather. Go early to beat the heat. Also, you need to...More

Thank Brito_34
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the fort with our 3 teenage sons. The view was amazing even though it was very hot. The guides were very knowledgeable about the history of the fort. My son spent 15 minutes talking to him about the cannons and enjoyed it very...More

Thank Tammy G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love this fort....such history....and love the reenactments. It is a much see. Also the stories and views are one of a kind....great for all ages.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our ferry ride over to the Fort Matanzas Monument. The ferry driver gave us lots of great information about the Fort. You can go inside the Fort and climb up a ladder to get to the top if you want to view...More

Thank vdf1199
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not many places just the same as they were years ago . Great city ,laid back and lots of attractions! Some cost and some are free but all are worth the money here .

Thank Mot S
Reviewed 1 week ago

To walk among these walls and walk on top of the fort brings history alive. The Park Rangers give excellent talks. If you are a "Senior citizen", be sure to ask about the lifetime park pass for life. It is only $10 and gets you...More

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 1 week ago

While Our Daughter was engaged in the Marineland Teen Camp, We needed to visit Places that We have yet to see in St. Augustine area. This one was exceptional in "closing the loop" for Us from previous visits to St. Augustine. Well worth the trek...More

Thank Felix M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Backdoor to the Matanzas River, this little fort packs a lot of punch with a Boat Ride. Great park and facilities!

Thank LmdDives
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing flashy or fancy here but very informative! Rangers abound and are more than helpful! We were also able to complete another Junior Ranger program with our son! Didn't take long to see it all but it was well worth the stop!

Thank mrjahoney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came here on a whim while visiting St. Augustine and were pleasantly surprised with how much we enjoyed our visit. The ferry ride to the fort was neat and the fort itself was terrific! Our park ranger gave an excellent description...More

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January 1, 2017|
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Response from LynCherie | Reviewed this property |
No charge for boat ride
September 5, 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