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Fort Matanzas National Monument will be offering evening Torchlight Tours on Saturday,January 23, 2016. Tours will depart the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center dock at 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 p.m.Advanced tickets are required. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling (904) 829-6506 x232 or at the ticket booth located at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine.
The cost will be $10.00 per adult, children 15 and under $5. All ticket holders must check in and collect their ticket at the Fort Matanzas visitor center on the day of the event, 30 minutes before the intended tour. Each tour will be limited to 30 visitors. Tickets cannot be exchanged for a later tour due to limited availability. Due to the popularity of this event, purchasing tickets on the night of the event may not be possible.
The tour will include a nighttime ferry ride to Fort Matanzas and a step back in time. Upon arrival at Fort Matanzas, visitors will enter the year 1743 and meet Spanish soldiers stationed to keep watch over and defend the southern approach to St. Augustine. Each tour will include an 18th century cannon firing demonstration.
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. For additional information, call 904-471-0116 or www.nps.gov/foma.