• 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?

Old engraving showing supplies being landed from a Spanish galleon

Tax Evasion: The Spanish King received a quinto, a 20% tax, on all cargoes of private ships. Archaeology has found that much more was transported than archive invoices show. Merchants resorted to smuggling to transport their riches untaxed. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida