• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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For Teachers

A park interpreter presents a program for school children at Fort Matanzas National Monument.

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Welcome to Fort Matanzas National Monument. Many schools visit us each year as culmination of their studies. Please visit Plan a Field Trip if you are interested in visiting. Be aware that March, April and May are extremely busy months.

We have numerous curriculum materials available to augment your study of the fort and of Florida history. Just click on a title below to download the file.

Some of these activities are available on this webpage in Adobe PDF format.

The Building of the Castillo de San Marcos
The Stories of Fort Matanzas
The Little Fort With the Big Job (Fort Matanzas)
The Defenses of St. Augustine (Map Study)
A Fort Matanzas Scavenger Hunt (An activity for the on-site visit to Fort Matanzas)
National Parks - Special Places
Nature Trail Guide
Cannon Tools
Florida Natives
Rules for Visiting
Spanish Flag
Soldier and Cannon - Coloring Page
Spanish Soldier - Coloring Page
Turtle Hurdle
Web of Life
Web of Life Answers
Word Search
Marshy Shores
Marshy Shores Answers
Parks Activity
Parks Activity Answers


Did You Know?

Ft Matanzas stands stark against the low landscape of the Matanzas River

Matanzas is Spanish for "slaughters" or "killings" and refers to the execution of over 250 Frenchmen by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, founder of St. Augustine. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida