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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (184 reviews)
“nature trail” (106 reviews)
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8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been to St Augustine many’s times .. never did this .. why did we wait ?? What a gem this was . The Fort is small but when you understand what happened here it all comes together! The park rangers were very informative...More

Thank Dorygirl22
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is a free, short ferry ride to get to this fort. We visit this fort regularly because we enjoy the ferry ride so much. You will see unique birds, dolphins and sea turtles. The fort itself is small but cool. There is some interesting...More

Thank Sharris24
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Vacation can be wallet draining and it is very nice to find spots that are worth the money. The fort is one of these spots. Been coming here since I was a kid and it is wonderful every time. My favorite area is the where...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just a short ride from town down scenic toute a1a this will take you back in time. The free ferry ride is also nice to get to the fort. The folks there will tell you much about it and you can see,feel,and enjoy a great...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You have to take a boat to get there. But don’t worry. They have one for you to get on. And no charge. This is a hidden spot that even locals know little about. It’s really cool and you get to ride a boat.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here to get our national parks passport stamp. The facility was nice and the staff were friendly. The boat ride is about 5 minutes. Everything here is free.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our tour, especially the short ferry ride. We arrived about 30 minutes before the next tour started and were able to get our boarding passes with no problem. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable about both the history of the...More

Thank Anontravelermom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannons guarding every approach and a wonderful water view. The Rangers did a wonderful review of the history of the ancient fort and were very informative.

Thank AlanByrne
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to San Marcos in St. Augustine, this might feel to some like a trip not worth taking but, if you like history don't leave a visit to this one be missed. This Fort was a smaller structure built to protect the rear entrance to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the fort as we made our way North out of Florida. It is in a lovely location and the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. You do need to take a boat ride of about 5 minutes across the inlet from the visitors' center...More

Thank D. C
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mills871
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.
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Janet W
January 1, 2017|
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Response from LynCherie | Reviewed this property |
No charge for boat ride
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kal3idoscope
September 5, 2016|
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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
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