Take the ferry to an 18th century Spanish fort

Historic City News readers looking for something fun to do during the week will find the historic weapons firing demonstration at Fort Matanzas National Monument a great choice.

Every Wednesday and Saturday, authentically clad re-enactors will demonstrate Spanish muskets and cannons at Fort Matanzas — the 18th century Spanish fort that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine.

Take the National Park Service’s ferry to Rattlesnake Island and experience daily military life every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A South; at the south end of Anastasia Island approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine.

Want to know the best part? Admission is free.

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