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St. Augustine, FL – The National Park Service is pleased to announce that our ferry to Fort Matanzas National Monument will officially resume service on May 14th at 9:30am. For the last two years our ferry service and dock system at Fort Matanzas were severely damaged, first by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, and again in September 2017 by Hurricane Erma. Repairs to both ferry boats and dock system have recently been completed, inspected, and service to the fort is resuming. We appreciate the patience and good will we received from our visitors who often travel great distances to visit St. Augustine and Fort Matanzas National Monument. We look forward to your next visit with us!!!
If using GPS to locate us, our address is 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080. In case you do not have GPS, Fort Matanzas is located 14 miles south of St. Augustine on Anastasia Island and four miles south of SR 206 on Highway A1A. Fort Matanzas is open daily from 9:00am to 5:30pm. (Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas). There is no entrance or parking fees required to visit the park and no fee to take our ferry to the fort. For additional information, call 904-471-0116 or www.nps.gov/foma.
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.