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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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This fort is on Rattlesnake Island and can be reached via ferry.
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8635 A1a S, St. Augustine, FL 32080-8411
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Take the passenger shuttle to this ORIGINAL Spanish fort. Can you believe this fort dates to the 1500’s? Wow.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Compass214646
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly, with Trump's shutdown, it was closed. But, enjoy walking around the grounds. It's a magnificent fort-impressive, to say the least.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Walsh13k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to government shutdowns, the fort wasn't open, but the grounds are free and during our week in St. Augustine, I noticed many people walking around the property and enjoying the views. I think when it is open it's around $13 to get in.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travelkitty50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in historic St. Augustine, a visit to the old fort is highly recommended. Whether you're there merely as a couple or have your children or grandchildren with you, it's a must-see. Be prepared to climb steps to the upper level, though. I don't...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at the fort on New Years Eve. The exterior was open and there were many tourists (and their kids and dogs) walking around the fort. It's big ! The interior was closed so we could not enter. But, it looked like many old...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After travelling for an hr it was a shame to be met with a closure sign at the entrance, lots of cars were turning away too so don’t waste a trip till the funding issues are sorted

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank oddbod1808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had visited a few years ago and wanted to go back. Great tour. I have a special FB page showcasing my photos and have 15 new ones from here including an Osprey! Quite a history lesson as the European nations fought for control of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank tomiswho
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Nice little fort with a long history. Ride the tour boat to the island it is own and then inspect it. Ranger gave a great talk about it and life of the times. Fort is accessible to get to but not to get in. Entrance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank charleslambert392
Reviewed December 10, 2018

If you decide to crawl down the coast and have time, this is a great place to stop and visit. The fort is quite old, historically important and includes a boat ride to get there and back. The best part is it's free. The fort...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank recorder
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Stopped in to visit after our walk of old city. Neat fort. We enjoyed looking at the cannons. A good view of the inlet from the ocean.

Date of experience: December 2018
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William L
December 15, 2018|
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Response from charleslambert392 | Reviewed this property |
Not allowed on the boat. Can go on the walking trail and elsewhere in the area on leash.
July 1, 2018|
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Response from jforgie2 | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes. There are no bathrooms but you need to take water. Food is not allowed.