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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Fort Matanzas National Monument

8635 A1A S
St. Augustine, Florida 32086
(904) 471-0116

http://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/Fort-Matanzas-National-Monument

Cost of Admission: No Fee

Coastal Florida was a major field of conflict as European nations fought for control in the New World. As part of this struggle, Fort Matanzas guarded St. Augustine’s southern river approach. The colonial wars are over, but the monument is still protecting—not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrier island and the plants and animals who survive there amidst a sea of modern development.

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