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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%
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“boat ride” (183 reviews)
“nature trail” (98 reviews)
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8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
+1 904-471-0116
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Reviewed yesterday

FMNM is a treasure just south of Crescent Beach, FL on A1A. There is a great boardwalk path through the dense underbrush which our dog loved! The ferry across the river to the actual fort was closed due to weather related damage, but still worth...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was in Daytona Beach visiting friends and we decided to go to St. Augustine for the day. What a marvelous idea! This beautiful old fort greets you at the turn and invites you into its rustic walls. Don't miss it!

Thank BMacBaltimore_USA
Reviewed 6 days ago

Be sure to drop down A1-A to Fort Matanzas. Although it is very small there is a boat to take you across the inlet to the fort. You can also see the foundation of the old family plantation set up perfectly for viewing. You will...More

Thank JiamesB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having raised boys, I found that forts are great places to go. In addition, at least back then, you didn't have to wait long to get the ferry to the fort. I think now it is a more popular place to go, at least on...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here on a leisurely trip south on A1A. The park had no entrance fee. As we drove in, we saw two people in British army uniforms of the era, speaking to a small group. Turned out they were explaining, then...More

Thank peterthegreatmlkj
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time exploring the fort and learning the history of the area. We especially enjoyed it as we used our National Park Pass, so worth having. The views form the fort were beautiful and the cannon demo really brought the past to...More

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun and educational day. My sons loved the history behind the fort. From the ferry ride over, to a walk around the grounds, it is a great historic site.

Thank gscar35
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very Family friendly. Very educational. Small theater with short video, interactive staff demonstrations - like loading and firing a muzzle loader. If you're lucky you will see a cannon be fired.

Thank 1totravelwith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ferry to the fort is still not running, ended up exploring the grounds and nature walk. Park ranger is hopeful that the ferry will be operational in February - gave us the history of the fort. With the exception of one other visitor on...More

Thank 478camenw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have about given up on ever seeing the inside of Ft Matanzas. On a couple previous trips to the area years ago I didn't get to the grounds until late in the day afte the last ferry departure. On this visit, found the ferry...More

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November 19, 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
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