Laws & Policies
The laws and policies enforced in Fort Matanzas National Monument are contained in two documents:
Regulations pertaining specifically to Fort Matanzas National Monument are contained in the park's Compendium of Regulations.
Firearms in the Park
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.
As a starting point about state and local firearms laws please go to the following web site and select the state that you are interested in from the list on the right side of the page:
For State Reciprocity Agreement:
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
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The National Park Service:
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If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail the Chief Ranger or contact Law Enforcement at 904-829-6506.
Did You Know?
The Spanish colony of St Augustine was founded in 1565; 42 years prior to the founding of Jamestown, Virginia and 55 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida