Fort Matanzas National Monument now consists of nearly 300 acres-- the south end of Anastasia Island and most of Rattlesnake Island. Much of the land is preserved as natural habitat, but the National Park Service continues to preserve the historic fort as well. In 1999 the coquina chimney was reconstructed, and Fort Matanzas received two replica, iron 6-pounder cannon used in cannon firing demonstrations. The fort's old seawall from the 1930s was fixed in 2008 and a floating concrete dock replaced the former metal one. New passenger ferries were also purchased in 2011 to accommadate the ever growing visitation. Read More. . .
Last updated: April 27, 2022