• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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A Timeless Vigil

Coastal Florida was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. As part of this struggle, Fort Matanzas guarded St. Augustine’s southern river approach. The colonial wars are over, but the monument is still protecting—not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrier island and the plants and animals who survive there amidst a sea of modern development.

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Did You Know?

The design of the Florida state flag was modeled after the old Spanish flag.

Did you know that the design for the Florida state flag is similar to the early Spanish flag? The flag of Spain flew over St. Augustine, Florida for 235 years. It will not be until the year 2056 that this First City will have been American for as long! Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida