Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fort Matanzas National Monument

We will be visiting Saint Augustine, Florida soon. One of the places that we wanted to see is Fort Matanzas which is located in the area of salt marsh and barrier islands along the Matanzas River. To reach the Fort Matanzas, visitors will have a FREE ferry ride towards the place. Fort Matanzas was constructed using the Convicts, slaves, and troops from Cuba. This would be an educational tour for me and I am excited already. As I googled it, this place is 50 feet long on each side with a 30-foot tower and the marshy terrain was stabilized by a foundation of pine pilings.As what was told, the standard staff for the Fort was one officer in charge, four infantrymen, and two gunners. All soldiers at Fort Matanzas served on rotation from their regular duty in St. Augustine. Five cannons were placed at the Fort: four six pounders and one 18 pounder.
I really hope that we can visit this place on the first day so we can do other activities in their downtown.
If you want to visit this place, put this address in your GPS: 8635 A1A S, St. Augustine, FL

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