• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

Fees and Reservations

There are no fees to enter the park or to take the ferry to the fort. The 35-passenger ferry operates on a first come basis.

Donations are gratefully accepted and are used for boat maintenance and interpretive programming.

St. Johns County, which maintains a beach ramp directly across Highway A1A from the park entrance, charges a fee to drive onto the ocean beach from mid-March through September.

Group Reservations:

School and other groups are welcome. Please call the park at 904-471-0116 to make a reservation.

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