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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.
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.
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.
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 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