• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida


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?

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

Matanzas is Spanish for "slaughters" or "killings" and refers to the execution of over 250 Frenchmen by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, founder of St. Augustine. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida