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Fort Matanzas
Fort Matanzas
National Monument


8635 A1A S, St.
St. Augustine, FL 32080


  • Built: 1740-42;
  • Area: 228 acres

Fort Matanzas is a historic fortress that holds significant historical value.

Built in the 18th century, it was constructed by the Spanish to defend the region's southern inlet, known as Matanzas Bay. The fort's strategic position allowed it to protect St. Augustine from potential enemy invasions. The structure itself is made of coquina, a sedimentary rock native to the area. Visitors can explore the fort and its surroundings, gaining insights into its military history and admiring its unique architecture. The site offers guided tours and educational programs, providing a glimpse into the past and showcasing the importance of coastal defense during that era.

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