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!