• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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Animals

Fort Matanzas National Monument is home to a variety of animals. We even have some endangered species.

Please remember while visiting the park not to interfere with the wildlife.

Learn more about the creatures that call the park home by visiting our Critter of the Month page.

Did You Know?

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

Ft Matanzas is built with the unique limestone, "coquina". Made of many tiny shell fragments and sand lightly bound together with calcite, it has survived cannon balls and hurricanes but is very fragile to human contact. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida