Step back in time to the 18th century, where history comes to life at Fort Matanzas National Monument. This hidden gem along the coast south of St. Augustine transports visitors to a time where the Spanish defended their colonial empire against foreign invasion. Located on a small island, visitors can take a ferry across the Matanzas Inlet to explore the fort’s features including the watchtower and barracks. It is fascinating to learn about the different weapons used in battle and how soldiers navigated daily life within the fort walls. This historic landmark provides a unique look into Florida’s past and is a must-see for those seeking adventure and knowledge.
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