• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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Suggested Reading

Use books to plan or to make your visit memorable! We have a Suggested Reading List for those who wish to learn more about the Park in-depth. The readings may be useful for students, teachers, or anyone wishing to learn more. Many of the books on the list are available from the bookstores at Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos or may be ordered from Eastern National by calling (904) 824-6464.

Did You Know?

The yucca plant is so dangerous with its sharp leaves it is commonly called Spanish Bayonet.

The Spanish planted yucca around their forts and on top of protective walls. Yucca aloifolia grows in thickets reaching 20 feet tall. The trunk is armed with two-foot-long needle-sharp pointed leaves thus earning it the name "Spanish Bayonet". Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida