Free Friday: Fort Matanzas National Monument, Florida 

Fort Matanzas

Located in St John’s County, Florida stands a small fort called Fort Matanzas.

It was built in the 1700’s to guard the back door to the city of Saint Augustine where the city’s major defense system, Castillo San Marcos, is located.

Today, Fort Matanzas is under the care of the National Park Service. Visitors are brought to the fort by boat.

The boat that ferries visitors to the fort

A ranger gives a short informational talk about the fort and gives visitors the chance to explore.

View from the tower roof

What a cute photo bomber in the background!

The marsh of Fort Matanzas

It’s a monument worth visiting​; and the cherry on top, the whole tour is free!



About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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5 Responses to Free Friday: Fort Matanzas National Monument, Florida 

  1. Jessica says:

    Wow! How cool. I’ve never heard of it. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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