Free Event

Fort Matanzas Marsh Hikes and Cannon Firings

Saturday, May 13, 2017, every hour from 10 a.m. thru 3 p.m.

Explore the grounds of Fort Matanzas on a ranger-led nature walk and enjoy a cannon firing demonstration after the walk.

South St. Augustine
(904) 823-4500
  • Please Note: This event is from 2017.

    The National Park Service is offering a Marsh Walk and Cannon Firing event throughout the day of Saturday, May 13, 2017. The free guided walk will depart every hour on the hour from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. from the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center.

    A park ranger will lead the free walks along the Matanzas River. After learning about the many plants and animals of the area, visitors can watch the Fort Matanzas cannons fire from across the inlet.

    Admission: FREE.

    When: There will be six walks throughout the day of Saturday, May 13, 2017: at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

    Where: Fort Matanzas is located on Rattlesnake Island and visitors must take a ferry ride to get to it. Though the ferry is not currently operational (see note below), the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center and gift shop is open and is located at 8635 A1A, about 15 miles south of St. Augustine.

    Please note: Ferry services from the Visitor Center to Fort Matanzas remain suspended due to damage from Hurricane Matthew. In the meantime, visitors are welcome to walk the park trails and view the Fort across the waterway.

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