Free Event

Experience the Solar Eclipse at Fort Matanzas

Activities Fri. – Mon., Aug. 18 – 21, 2017 | Eclipse Mon., Aug. 21, 1 – 4 p.m. at Fort Matanzas

Experience the partial solar eclipse at Fort Matanzas, where rangers will provide vieweing glasses and information about this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event.

At Matanzas Inlet, on A1A south of SR 206.
8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL, 32080
(904) 471-0116
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument is offering some special events leading up to and during the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017.

    The solar eclipse will reach 90% of its “path of totality” in the St. Augustine area. Fort Matanzas invites visitors and residents to join them in viewing this rare occurrence on Monday, beginning at 1 p.m. Park rangers will offer demonstrations and discussions about the significance of solar eclipses in history, culture, and science throughout the experience, from the beginning of the eclipse at 1:17 p.m. until 4:15 p.m., when the eclipse will finish. The maximum eclipse of 90% will occur at 2:49 p.m.

    From Friday, August 18, to  Monday, August 21, when the eclipse takes place, Fort Matanzas will host activities for the whole family. Free glasses for viewing the eclipse will be available, and kids can earn special Jr. Ranger stickers through some of the planned activities in the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center.

    Admission: Free

    When: Activities are planned throughout the day from Friday through Monday, August 18 to 21, 2017. Guests can view the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, from 1:17 to 4:15 p.m.

    Where: Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A South in St. Augustine, Florida 32080.

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