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“A fun learning experience”

Fort Matanzas National Monument
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$199.99*
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St. Augustine, Fort Matanzas and Downtown Helicopter Tour
Ranked #13 of 180 things to do in St. Augustine
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Owner description: This fort is on Rattlesnake Island and can be reached via ferry.
Knoxville, Tennessee
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A fun learning experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed our trip to Ft. Matanzas. We watched an informative presentation on the history of the fort before boarding the ferry. At the fort, there was a guide to give information and answer questions. This is a great trip for folks of every age.

Visited October 2013
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Atlanta area
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86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Step back into time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was a very surreal place. As you stand on the ramparts you can almost feel the spirit of the fort. I am glad they have preserved it and hope it will be around for years to come. If you are in St Augustine, it's a must see.

Visited December 2012
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Thonotosassa, Florida
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Astonishing historical architecture at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

The fort is an amazing tribute to an awesome structure that still stands tall after all this time. With an incredible view of the water and city. This is a wonderful self guided tour so you can go at your own pace. See and learn what it was like to live and serve at this fort.

Visited October 2013
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199 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

A good exposure to Spanish history in FL. Nice park area. Good ride to the fort. Neat fort. Not big. Right size. Easy to get around. Very walkable. Lot of fisherman on shore. Park service talks are good.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just happened upon this ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

After my visit to Anastacia S.P., I wanted to explore a little further so headed to Matanzas. The 1 hour guided trip by boat to the little island fort was a fun diversion from the museums I did the previous day. It is a bit out of the way, but worth a visit if you have 3 or more days.

Visited May 2013
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