• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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Map of the St. Augustine area showing Fort Matanzas

Map of the St. Augustine Area Showing the Location of Fort Matanzas National Monument

Fort Matanzas National Monument is located about 15 miles south of the historic district of St. Augustine, Florida on Highway A1A South. St. Augustine is located on Florida's Northeastern Atlantic coast midway between Jacksonville and Daytona Beach.

From I-95: Take exit 305 (Route 206). Follow Route 206 east about 6 miles to Highway A1A. Turn right (south) and follow A1A for 4 miles to the park entrance on the right side of the road.

From St. Augustine (Historical District): Follow Highway A1A south for approximately 15 miles to the park entrance on the right side of the road.

Rental Cars
Rental Cars are available in St. Augustine and at area airports.

Airports in Jacksonville, Florida (north) and Daytona and Orlando/Sanford (south) provide easy access to Interstate highways.

Greyhound runs bus service to St. Augustine.

Public Transportation
There is no public transportation to the park. However, a bike path or bike lane extends all the way from St. Augustine Beach to Fort Matanzas.

Did You Know?

Old engraving showing supplies being landed from a Spanish galleon

Tax Evasion: The Spanish King received a quinto, a 20% tax, on all cargoes of private ships. Archaeology has found that much more was transported than archive invoices show. Merchants resorted to smuggling to transport their riches untaxed. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida