• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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Traveling Trunks

Fort Matanzas is currently working on creating a kit that includes hands-on educational materials and lesson plans that educators can borrow for their classrooms. If you would like to be informed by email when this kit is completed, please email the Education Coordinator. If you would like to borrow the Castillo de San Marco's traveling trunk, please click here.

Did You Know?

A Spanish bronze cannon shown the characteristic green patina caused by copper rusting

Black, or gun, powder is a mix of potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal used as a propellant charge in cannons. Burning rapidly when ignited, it expands 600 times its volume creating pressures that can hurl a cannonball up to 3.5 miles! Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida