Fort Matanzas National Monument

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Fort Matanzas National Monument was designated a United States National Monument on October 15, 1924.



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Feb 8, 2024
This Spanish colonial fort dates back to 1569 and is owned by the National Park Service. There is no entrance fee. A free short boat ride (less than 10 minutes) takes you to the island with the fort.… Full review by Chekist
Jan 25, 2024
Knowledgeable and professional rangers who could answer any questions i asked. Volunteers work hard and are to be commended. Free admission and ferry to Fort but recommend getting there at opening … Full review by KRose222
Jan 20, 2024
We're giving this an Average rating because we weren't able to go to the fort itself. You have to take a free ferry over to it, but the process was confusing because it doesn't allow you to reserve t… Full review by V564OPdavidg


Questions & answers

Do you sell the National Park Passport in the visitor center? Or should I get it online in advance? Thanks!
Since Fort Mazantas is a small National Monument and has a small main office/store, I would recommend you get the NP passport online before you go
Can I take my dog?
Not allowed on the boat. Can go on the walking trail and elsewhere in the area on leash.
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Frequently asked questions

How old is the fort?
The fort was constructed between 1740 - 1742 so it is over 265 years old.
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