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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Fort Matanzas National Monument Tours and Activities

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Fort Matanzas was built in the mid-1700s to protect the Spanish colony of St Augustine. St Augustine was vulnerable by river access to the south and Fort Matanzas helped the French protect it from the threat of British attacks. At the time, Florida was a much sought after area of the world due to being a profitable shipping lane from the Caribbean. The fort successfully protected St Augustine on multiple occasions and eventually became property of the United States. In 1924, it was declared a national monument.

The construction of Fort Matanzas is interesting to behold as it’s made from coquina, a type of limestone that is made of tiny pieces of shells and sand – a likely choice considering the geography of where Fort Matanzas was constructed, but one that can also be quite fragile. Despite that, it has upheld and today visitors can take a ferry to the fort, which is located on Rattlesnake Island and tour the grounds. The ferry has a guide who will tell you about the history of the fort on your way over. Once at the fort, be sure to climb the ladder to the observation level for excellent views of St Augustine and the ocean.

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Daily 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, Florida, 32080
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Matanzas River Kayaking and Wildlife Watching

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Saint Augustine Day Trip from Orlando

Saint Augustine Day Trip from Orlando

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Step back in time with a visit to enchanting St Augustine — one of America’s oldest towns — on this full-day tour from Orlando. This 10-hour excursion arrives in St Augustine by mid-morning, giving you hours to spend on your favorite activities. Stroll along cobbled pathways, admire Spanish Colonial architecture, indulge in delicious seafood at a waterside restaurant, see historic landmarks, and add on an optional sightseeing cruise or trolley tour.
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45 Minutes Vintage Biplane Rides in St. Augustine

45 Minutes Vintage Biplane Rides in St. Augustine

Vintage Biplane Rides offers a truly one of a kind experience that you can’t get in most places. Our open cockpit biplane is the most classic type of flying you can ever do. Get a truly unforgettable experience over the oldest city in the nation.
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Fort Matanzas National Monument hours of operation: Daily 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Fort Matanzas National Monument can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 3 Fort Matanzas National Monument tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Fort Matanzas National Monument costs USD 25.00. Guided Fort Matanzas National Monument tours start around USD 25.00 per person. See all 3 Fort Matanzas National Monument tickets and tours on Viator.
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