Fort Matanzas National Monument


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Fort Matanzas National Monument:

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, city (1990 pop. 11,692), seat of St. Johns co., NE Fla.; inc. 1824. Located on a peninsula between the Matanzas and San Sebastian rivers, it is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by Anastasia Island; the Intracoastal Waterway passes through the city. St.
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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Address:8635 A1A S
Saint Augustine, FL 32080

Phone:904-471-0116
Fax:904-471-7605
Web: www.nps.gov/foma/
Size: 300 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on October 15, 1924; transferred from War Department on August 10, 1933.
Location:14 miles south of Saint Augustine, Florida, accessible via FL A1A on Anastasia Island.
Facilities:Visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Swimming, fishing, boating, guided boat tours.
Special Features:Matanzas Inlet was the scene of crucial events in Spanish colonial history. The massacre of French soldiers here in 1565 was Spain's opening move in establishing a colony in Florida. The construction of Fort Matanzas in 1740-1742 was Spain's last effort to ward off British encroachments on Saint Augustine.

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