• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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Events Upcoming for April

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  • Living History Day

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

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

  • Inlet Beach Walk

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

    To sign up for the hike please visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/gtm/calendar/ or for more information call (904) 823-4500. More

  • River Walk

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

 
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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?

The first Spanish settlement was part of the Timucuan Indian village of Seloy

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