• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

Fees & Reservations


There are no fees to enter the park or to take the ferry to the fort. The 36-passenger ferry operates with a Boarding Pass system. The passes are issued from the Visitor Center on a first come, first served basis. Family members of all ages must have a pass to board the ferry.

Donations are gratefully accepted and are used for boat maintenance and interpretive programming.

St. Johns County, which maintains a beach ramp directly across Highway A1A from the park entrance, charges a fee to drive onto the ocean beach from mid-March through September.

Group Reservations:

School and other groups are welcome. Times for group tours are 9:45, 10:45, 11:45, 1:45, and 2:45 daily with no more than 36 people at each time. Please call the park at 904 461-0122 ext 201 to make a reservation. For more information see the "For Teachers" page.


Did You Know?

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

Ft Matanzas is built with the unique limestone, "coquina". Made of many tiny shell fragments and sand lightly bound together with calcite, it has survived cannon balls and hurricanes but is very fragile to human contact. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida