FORT MATAN­ZAS—

Where First Coast - - MUSEUMS + ATTRACTIONS -

Built in the 1740s, the fort once pro­tected the is­lands from pi­rates and Bri­tish ves­sels. The park com­mem­o­rates the killing of nearly 250 French Huguenots by the Span­ish, an act that gave the area the name Matan­zas, Span­ish for “slaugh­ters.” Open daily. www.nps.gov/foma. 8635 A1A South, 904.471.0116.

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