It’s not surprising that this historic fort, one of the most well-known sites in St. Augustine, is said to be haunted by the apparitions of several soldiers in French and Spanish uniforms. After all, “Matanzas” is Spanish for “slaughter,” as it was named for the 245 Huguenots who were killed here in 1565. As well as the ghosts, mysterious footsteps have been seen and heard tracking along the premises.
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- Fort Matanzas
North of Palm Coast, FL
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- 29.715226817439028, -81.23903095722198
- St. Johns County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Marineland, FL (3.6 mi.)
Crescent Beach, FL (3.8 mi.)
Butler Beach, FL (6.0 mi.)
Saint Augustine Shores, FL (7.9 mi.)
Palm Coast, FL (9.2 mi.)
Saint Augustine Beach, FL (9.5 mi.)
Saint Augustine South, FL (9.9 mi.)
Saint Augustine, FL (13.2 mi.)
Beverly Beach, FL (15.0 mi.)
Villano Beach, FL (15.9 mi.)
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