St. Augustine's Fort Matanzas at sunset

Fort Matanzas Torchlight Tours

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | See below for tour times at Fort Matanzas

These Torchlight Tours at Fort Matanzas recreate the experience of the Spanish soldados stationed there in the 18th century.

At Matanzas Inlet, on A1A south of SR 206.
8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL, 32080
(904) 471-0116
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument offers Torchlight Tours on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 p.m. Each tour is limited to 30 people, and tickets must be purchased in advance.

    Following a short nighttime ferry ride over to Fort Matanzas, visitors will enter into another time. The tour recreates the experience of life in the fort in the year 1743, where Spanish soldados manned the fort to defend the southern approach to St. Augustine. Each tour will include an 18th-century cannon firing demonstration.

    Admission: Advance tickets are required for this tour. Due to the popularity of these Torchlight Tours, it may not be possible to purchase tickets on the night of the tour. Tickets are $15.00 per adult, $5.00 for children ages 5 to 15, and free for children under 5. Tickets will be available beginning two weeks prior to the event, and can be purchased at the ticket booth located at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in St. Augustine or over the phone by calling (904) 829-6506, ext. 239.

    When: Tours depart at 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  All ticket holders must check in at the visitor center at Fort Matanzas 30 minutes prior to their tour time. They can pick up the tickets they have purchased at that time.

    Where: Fort Matanzas is located 14 miles south of St. Augustine on Anastasia Island at 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine FL 32080.

    For more information on this event or on Fort Matanzas please call (904) 471-0116 or visit here

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