A Timeless Vigil

Coastal Florida was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. As part of this struggle, Fort Matanzas guarded St. Augustine’s southern river approach. The colonial wars are over, but the monument is still protecting—not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrier island and the plants and animals who survive there amidst a sea of modern development

Profile of Fort Matanzas National Monument. Grass in front and cloudy sky in background.

Fort Matanzas National Monument

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Last updated: May 11, 2018

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8635 A1A South
Saint Augustine, FL 32080


(904) 471-0116

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