Operating Hours and Seasons
L. Chandler -- NPS Photo
Fort Matanzas National Monument is open every day of the year except December 25 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
9:30 a.m. 1:30 pm.
Note: Mechanical issues or adverse weather conditions such as high wind or lightning in the area may shut down ferry operations temporarily.
Visitation is highest March through July, mid-December to January 1, and holiday weekends throughout the year. Visitation is at its lowest from mid-August through mid-November. During busy periods, boarding passes are issued for each tour. Please stop in the visitor center for your free passes. Every passenger, including babies and children, needs a pass.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Fort Matanzas National Monument is the home of the diminutive Anastasia Island beach mouse, a mouse species found nowhere else except on Anastasia Island. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida