Virtual Tour

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Virtual Tour Tips

Tips for a great tour include making sure to click the info button to toggle on/off dynamic text that changes to image specific information as you move throughout the tour. The park map can also be toggled on/off by clicking the map icon in the lower left corner. Use the brown drop down box at the top of the map to access three different areas of the tour: the casemates and ravelin, the gun deck, and the fort grounds.The maps for the tours have blue points that allow you to move or jump from location to location, and as you move you will notice a directional aspect in the map that lets you know where you are located. As you explore, when you see a park sign or other exhibit, bring them to life by clicking on them, accessing a high resolution image. Simply hover your mouse over an area of interest and click on any of the red polygons that appear. Try to find all the interactive 3D Models that are also available throughout the tour and can be accessed by clicking on the 3D button! The 3D models are also annotated and able to be virtually inspected with features and areas of interest highlighted. Virtual tours can be viewed on your desktop or mobile device, and are Virtual Reality (VR) compatible. VR Compatibility is determined by the device being used to access the virtual tour. Our 3D models also are enabled for augmented reality (AR) inspection using mobile devices.
flyover image of fort matanzas used as a splash screen for the virtual tour USF and NPS Arrowhead are located in the top right hand corner in the center of the screen a loading icon
Fort Matanzas National Monument Virtual Tour

Fort Matanzas Virtual Tour

Welcome to the Virtual Tour for Fort Matanzas National Monument in St. Augustine, Florida, brought to you through a collaborative research grant with the University of South Florida Libraries and the National Park Service. The tour includes exterior features of the best-preserved example of a Spanish colonial watch tower in the continental United States.You can follow the tour through the interior of the structure, with room explorations and 3D models found throughout as you follow along the guided trail. You can also head up the stairs to the observation deck and get the view from above, or explore the landscape and grounds.
A digital rendering of Fort Matanzas in 3D form.
Click on Image for a 3D Tour of Fort Matanzas

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Fort Matanzas in 3D

In a grant partnership with the National Park Service and the Southeast Archeological Center (NPS SEAC), the Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections (DHHC - Collins and Doering PI), are working to digitally 3D document the entirety of the fort. This endeavor will create preservation and management planning tools, education and outreach materials, and baseline monitoring and conservation information.

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This virtual tour is in PowerPoint© format. Click on the image or link to download.

Downloadable Virtual Tour

Enjoy exploring Fort Matanzas National Monument wherever you have access to a computer. Check out our downloadable version of the Virtual Tour.

You can also find a simple descriptive tour here.

Last updated: December 28, 2022

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