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St. Augustine, Florida – On Saturday, May 13, 2017, come join our park rangers for a guided nature and history walk along the marsh and shoreline. Learn about the many plants and animals as a ranger guides you along the Matanzas River. The walk concludes across from the Fort where visitors learn about the fort’s history and watch the fort’s cannons fire. Be sure to bring binoculars. Six walks are offered: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, & 3:00pm. Each walk last about 30 minutes and begins at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center.
Due to extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew the ferry dock and boat service to Fort Matanzas remains closed until further notice. The park expects to resume service this summer.
If using a GPS to locate us, our address is 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080. The park is located 14 miles south of St. Augustine on Anastasia Island and four miles south of SR 206 on Highway A1A. For additional information, call 904-471-0116 or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortMatanzasNPS.
Fort Matanzas National Monument preserves the fortified watchtower, completed in 1742, which defended the southern approach to the Spanish military settlement of St. Augustine, and protects approximately 300 acres of Florida coastal environment. Learn more at www.nps.gov/foma and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/FortMatanzasNPS.