As we bid farewell to 2017, most of us are deciding what we hope to accomplish in the new year. Whether we call them resolutions or goals, it is likely that “getting active” or “working out more” make the cut. Of course, when you’re a parent, carving out the time for a consistent workout regimen […]
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In that fairy tale time called “Before Kids,” my husband and I spent our weekends checking out new coffeehouses and revisiting our old favorites. Life has slowed down a lot since our little monsters joined us, but our need for caffeine has only increased! We’re so lucky that St. Augustine has some of the best […]
Every year the cherry pickers start hanging millions of little lights from the trees for Nights of Lights in the fall. Every year it’s still exciting to see them go up and count down the days till they flip the switch. There are so many ways to see the lights and events to attend, that […]
I believe wholeheartedly that you can foster a strong sibling bond between your children. Now I may be seeing this through my lens. Which honestly might look picture perfect on the outside at least. While this may seem impossible some days or not even feasible for your specific children just hear me out on this. My […]
Thank you to the ladies at Board & Brush for letting the SAMB team create beautiful pieces of artwork! All opinions are my own.Me time, Mommy time, peace and quiet. No matter what you want to call it, it is essential to our sanity as parents. What is so tremendous about raising children in this […]
This year, St. Augustine is celebrating its 452nd birthday, with its annual Founder’s Day Commemoration on Saturday, September 9, 2017. This will be the 452nd anniversary of the founding of the city by Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.
The event includes the recreation of Menéndez’s landing on September 8, 1565, as well as the Mass of Thanksgiving the Spanish celebrated soon after.
When a hurricane is threatening the First Coast, it’s important to be prepared for the worst. Our St. Augustine Hurricane Preparedness Guide is designed to provide resources for residents to ensure their safety before, during and after a major storm. Before the Storm Visit the Ready.gov/hurricanes website to prepare your home and a safety kit Check […]
Fall is in the air and that means it’s festival season in St. Augustine. Whether you’re looking for good food, music or even a free kid zone these Fall Festivals are sure to have something the entire family can enjoy. Check our list and tell us your favorites! Did we miss one? Let me know […]
Now that I am a parent, I see how learning about history and nature enhanced my life, and I want the same for my children. I want them to discover the lessons that history and nature can teach. I believe that when we take the time to share our family history and even learn history at large, […]
On August 21, 2017, the United States will see a rare occurrence – a total solar eclipse. While we are just outside the “path of totality,” St. Augustine residents and visitors will be able to see about 90% of sun being covered by the moon’s shadow. Rangers and volunteers at Fort Matanzas National Monument have several activities planned to commemorate this exciting astronomical event.
In preparation for the eclipse, join us Friday, August 18th through Monday, August 21st to participate in activities for the whole family, earn special eclipse Jr. Ranger stickers, and view special videos about the history and science of solar eclipses. Pick up free glasses specifically designed for viewing the sun for your use on Monday.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, join us at the Visitor Center at 1 p.m. for a ranger presentation about the history and cultural perspectives of solar eclipses. The partial eclipse will begin at 1:17 p.m. and the maximum eclipse of 90% will be visible at 2:49 p.m. The event will conclude by 4:15 p.m.
If using a GPS to locate us, our address is 8635 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL 32080. The park is located 14 miles south of St. Augustine on Anastasia Island and four miles south of SR 206 on Highway A1A. For additional information, call 904-471-0116 or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FortMatanzasNPS.