• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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  • Private wedding ceremony

    Saturday, July 5, 2014

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  • Living History Day

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

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

 
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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, October through May. 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

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Musket Firing Demonstrations take place on most Saturday afternoons. Re-enactors fire flintlock muskets on all afternoon tours except the 4:30. Musket firings will not take place on Cannon Firing Days. Weather and staff permitting

Did You Know?

Spanish moss hanging from Live Oak trees

"Spanish Moss" (Tillandsia usneoides) is not a moss and is actually a cousin of the pineapple! Its name derives from Native Americans who joked that it looked very much like the beards of the Spanish settlers. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida