Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Fort Matanzas - St. Augustine, Florida
Fort Matanzas National Monument, located 15 miles south of St. Augustine, Florida, preserves a restored Spanish fort built in 1740-1742.
Incorporating some of the most historic ground in Florida, the national monument also interprets the history of a 1565 massacre of French shipwreck survivors by Spanish soldiers.
Our new Fort Matanzas page is now online at our new St. Augustine, Florida section on www.exploresouthernhistory.com!
We will be expanding our St. Augustine section with additional historic sites in the city over the next few days, so be sure to check back in for updates. Thank you to the National Park Service for this photograph of Fort Matanzas.