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Fort Matanzas National Monument
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$205.00*
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St. Augustine, Fort Matanzas and Downtown...
Ranked #20 of 136 things to do in St. Augustine
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Owner description: This fort is on Rattlesnake Island and can be reached via ferry.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stopped off here on our way to St Augustine. It is a free attraction with free parking and restroom facilities. There was a friendly man in the office from whom you collect your boarding passes for the boat. You then catch the boat over to the fort which only takes a minute or two. There was a tour guide waiting for us on the island and he gave us a little talk. The fort itself is quite small but it is good for a flying visit. You are able to enter and climb the ladder and stairs to the different levels of the fort. There are some fantastic scenic views from the fort and we were lucky enough to see a couple of dolphins playing in the surrounding waters. I would recommend to people of all ages if they are passing. The staff are all very friendly and knowledgeable of the local area.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. Nice park. Kid friendly. Fun boat ride to fort. Park staff friendly and knowledgable

Thank Adam Z
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We traveled here on a stormy morning. Hoping the clouds would hold we signed up for the free ferry. The rangers took about 36 of us across the inlet, trip was about 10 minutes from dock to dock. We were able to explore every inch of the Fort and the Ranger was very nice in explaining and answering all our questions. The rains came and cut our visit short, but we had a chance to see all we wanted and it was a wonderful adventure.

Thank rondonlyn1
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

worth a visit, some great historical information. Opens your eyes a bit to what it was like in the old world and makes you thankful for today!

Thank Lynne B
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

You take a short boat ride, get off at the fort and look around, including being able to go up to the top. Nice view. Great little part of history.

Thank Heather918
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