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Fort Matanzas National Monument in Florida

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Matanzas, run by the United States National Park Service, is a real treat. They do not charge us to get in. Once on the grounds we hurry to the welcome center in time to catch the last ferry of the day. A professional interpretive history guide explains all about the making and running of this cool primitive fort while under way. The captain is mostly all business though, making sure we don’t capsize in the heavy current and high winds blowing up the river.


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Above: Fort Matanzas National Monument provided a free guided tour and ferry boat ride to the fort.

Matanzas tall rock and stone structure stands impressive and alone

Above: Matanzas stands impressive and alone on this spit of land; the tall rock structure is only a stones throw from the river with beach and forest views all around.

roof deck where solders manned the cannons at mantazas fort

Above: Matanzas from the roof deck where solders manned the cannons.

Fort Matanzas National Monument grounds and picnic area

Above: Fort Matanzas National Monument grounds and picnic area provide a fun cheap way to recuperate and eat after a day of touring the fort, grounds, forest, and waterway and beaches. Once back at the main park we join families playing near the parking lot area filled with massive oaks. The heavy branches hang down so low to the ground that children and young mothers are stepping up on them and jumping off. It's fun here at Fort Matanzas.

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