• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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Fort Matanzas National Monument is located about 15 miles south of the historic district of St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine is located on Florida's Northeastern Atlantic coast about midway between Jacksonville and Daytona Beach. They physical address is 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080.

From I-95: Take exit 305 (Route 206). Follow Route 206 east about 6 miles to Highway A1A. Turn right and follow A1A south for 4 miles to the park entrance on the right side of the road.

From St. Augustine: Follow Highway A1A south for approximately 15 miles to the park entrance on the right side of the road.

From Daytona Beach via A1A: Follow Highway A1A about 40 miles north. The park entrance is on the left about 1/2 mile north of the Matanzas Inlet bridge.

Airports in Jacksonville, Florida (north) and Daytona and Orlando/Sanford (south) provide rental cars and easy access to Interstate highways.

Greyhound runs bus service to St. Augustine. The station is about two miles from the historic district.

Public Transportation
There is no public transportation directly to the park. However, the local Sunshine Bus, equipped with a bike rack, stops at the corner of SR 206 and A1A, 4 miles north of the park. A bike path/sidewalk extends all the way from St. Augustine Beach to Fort Matanzas.

Map of St. Augustine, Florida showing Fort Matanzas National Monument
Map of St. Augustine, Florida area showing Fort Matanzas National Monument

Did You Know?

The water cistern collected rain water draining from the roof.

Did you know that the only source of fresh water for the soldiers at Fort Matanzas was rain water caught in a cistern under the gun deck. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida