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  • Fort Matanzas National Monument

    Living History Day

    Saturday, September 12, 2015

    Re-enactors present cannon firing on all tours except for the 9:30 and 4:30. More

    10:30 AM to 3:30 PM
    At the Fort

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The first Saturday of each month is Cannon Day at Fort Matanzas. (When the first weekend is a holiday weekend, Cannon Day will be the second Saturday.) Re-enactors present cannon firings for all tours except for the 9:30 and 4:30 tours. Check the calendar above for specific dates. Evening Torchlight Tours are presented on one Saturday night in January and February.

Explore the various habitats on a ranger-led walk.

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Fort Matanzas National Monument frequently presents ranger or volunteer-led Nature Programs. These programs can vary in physical exertion from a stationary program in the picnic area, a short walk on one of the park's nature trails or a 2 mile hike along the park's beaches. Check the above calendar for specific details and dates for these programs.

Visitors see a large variety of birds on the monthly bird walk.

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Bird Walks are usually presented on the second or third Saturday of each month. Led by a member of the Audubon Society, these walks are from 9:30 to 11:30 and meet at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center. Check the above calendar for specific dates.

Spanish Soldier Reenactors fire a flintlock musket for visitors

Musket Monday

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Musket Firing Demonstrations take place on most Mondays. Re-enactors fire flintlock muskets on all tours except the 9:30 & 4:30. Weather and staff permitting.

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