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Living History Day & Cannon Day Fort Matanzas

January 5, Saturday, 10am: Living History Day & Cannon Day Fort Matanzas.  Fort Matanzas National Monument,  8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080.  Take a ferry ride over to Fort Matanzas and feel like you stepped back in time to the mid-1700s. Soldiers will display their daily activities and there will be cannon firings presented on each tour of the day.There are no fees to enter the park or to take the ferry to the fort. The 36-passenger ferry operates on a first come basis. Stop at the Visitor Center to pick up free boarding passes. That is also where we will meet at 10:00 am. Stay after the tour for a picnic and hike. So bring a picnic lunch.

Leader: Vicki

Carpool: 8:30 am at the McDonalds at 14151 St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL near I 95.
Driving Directions and Map Fort Matanzas National Monument is located about 15 miles south of the historic district of St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine is located on Florida's Northeastern Atlantic coast about midway between Jacksonville and Daytona Beach. The physical address is 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080.

From I-95: Take exit 305 (Route 206). Follow Route 206 east about 6 miles to Highway A1A. Turn right and follow A1A south for 4 miles to the park entrance on the right side of the road.
From St. Augustine: Follow Highway A1A south for approximately 15 miles to the park entrance on the right side of the road.
From Daytona Beach via A1A: Follow Highway A1A about 40 miles north. The park entrance is on the left about 1/2 mile north of the Matanzas Inlet bridge.

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  • Vicki A

    I liked the cannon firing and talking to the military soldiers as they shared their quarters and told stories. Matanzas was more of a lookout tower than a fort. Did you hear that you couldn’t join up unless you had at least 4 teeth? And you could be a soldier age 6 years of age. Hmmmm The ferry ride was a nice little cruise too!

    January 5, 2013

  • Carmen V.


    January 5, 2013

  • Dan W.

    How funny is it the membership chair is on the waiting list. Better luck next time Ray.

    January 1, 2013

  • Keelie Ann H.

    This is an enjoyable event . nice area to pack a small picinic also

    January 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Guys, I am new to the group. Looking forward for the trip. Anyone wants to carpool with me ? Keep me posted.

    December 30, 2012

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