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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

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1 E. Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32082


Castillo de San Marcos National Monument - Reviews from across the web

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument | Museum/Attraction Review | St. Augustine | Frommers.com - expert review
As far as fortresses are concerned, this ones pretty cool. Americas oldest and best-preserved masonry fortification took 23 years (1672-95) to build. It is stellar in design, with a double drawbridge entrance (the only way in or out) over a 40-foot dry m...

A bit of history everyone should know about - user review
What a remarkable historical place everyone in America should know about. Although it was extremely hot the day I went, it was worth it to step on top of that fort and imagine people of ...

See it - user review
The fort should be seen by all visitors, especially by anyone who has an interest in American history. It is best seen and appreciated by taking the time to read the signs and t...

Best of St. Augustine - user review
This is one of the best, if not THE best of the sites in St. Augustine. We last visited on a day that had more than the usual amount of reenactors and it really added to the experi...

Castillo de San Marcos - user review
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is administered by the National Park Service. There is a small entrance fee of $5 per adult 17 and up (valid 7 days) and $2 per child 6 to 16. Children 5 and under are free. Parking at the fort is very limited and has a time limit. The fort was built in the 1...

Castillo de San Marco - user review
The history here is that in 1669 the Queen Regent of Spain charged the new governor of Florida, Manuel de Cendoya, with the assignment of seeing that ?œadequate fortification??was constructed in St. Augustine as protection from pirate attacks. The Castillo de San Marco was built of coquina (compress...

Cannon blast was cool! - user review
This monument does a canon firing on the weekends and it is so cool! Find a spot early where no one can get in front of you and get ready for a histroy lesson that is fun. There is...

Good as old forts go - user review
Ive visited a lot of forts around the world. This one is in fairly good condition; the Park Service appears to work hard to keep it clean and functional as a tourist attraction...

In the top 5 St. Augustine attractions - user review
Tour alone excellent; re-enactment events fanta...

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument - user review
This ancient coquina fort is the city's most prominent structure. Billed as impregnable (it forced away the British on several occasions), it has flown under four different flags (Spanish, British, American, and Confederate). Admission is $6/adult and worth every dime (your ticket is good for 6 days...

Castillo De San Marcos - user review
The Castillo was built by the Spanish in 1672 as a protective fortress. It was considered a superior fortification to masonry forts and gained reputation as having the ability to swallow cannonballs. The Castillo was built of coquina (a shell substance which hardens when exposed to heat), which was ...

loved it!!! - user review
this place is great!! got a couple of pics that will flip you out! very interesting place if you believe in ghosts! WE PLAN ON GOING BACK THIS JULY. I THINK THIS FORT HAS MANY SPIRI...

Wonderful Place With A Lot of History - user review
I love this place, there is something always going on here and there really is alot to learn. One of the oldest forts in the US it will take your breath away! The price of th...

must see - user review
When we were there the had a group spanish solders setting of a cannon. My six year old thought that was great. I had been to the fort 25+ years ago. they have done a lot to improve th...

must see - user review
very great site, cheap too! beautiful view from the...

Great place to visit - user review
Castillo De San Marcos was very informative and held our interest. The view from the fort over the water was spectacular. March is a great time to vi...

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument - expert review
This massive structure is three centuries old, and it looks every second of it. The fort was constructed of coquina, a soft limestone made of broken shells and coral. Built by the Spanish to protect St. Augustine from British raids (English pirates were handy with a torch), the fort was used as a pr...

Great for all ages. - user review
This is a wonderful place for kids, mom and dad, and older folks as well. The tour guides are well informed and will go out of their way to assist anyone. There are Spanish soldie...

Castillo de San Marcos - user review
St. Augustine's most historically significant structure is the Castillo de San Marcos, a fort constructed by the Spanish between 1672 and 1695. As early as 1586 when Sir Francis Drake, whose fleet of twenty ships and two thousand men sacked and burned the town, the need to fortify this tiny garrison...

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument - user review
If you visit St. Augustine, you WILL see the Castillo de San Marcos. It's the really big, Spanish fort on your left as you come into town. You can't miss it. It will keep showing up in the background during your visit, as you explore the rest of the city. So, if you're not a real history buff, you m...

Interesting and Educational too! - user review
The Castillo was the highlight of my trip to St Augustine. It was really neat, the volunteers there are very informative, nice, and courteous. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun...

Educational and interesting - user review
There is a lot of history to this old fort. And the costumed guides and prepared displays share it in an easy to digest manner. It is a nice relaxing place to tour with great views fr...

Amazing views at the fort - user review
Me, my wife and 2 children (6 and 9) visited on January 13. This place is full of historical, fun things to see. I enjoyed the tour the park ranger put on for free, or I had better sa...

No title - user review
On the Saturday afternoon in March 2007 when I visited, the Castillo was filled to the gills with activities, demonstrations and brief historical lectures from the volunteers. It cou...

Really enjoyable - user review
The fort is in great condition. The guides are very knowlegable and happy to tell you stories and facts. We saw them fire the cannon and visted all the areas of the fort. The ocean breeze...

It's great. - user review
The castillo de san marcos is awesome. I went all the way to the top. It took me seconds and seconds to get up there. I saw the pretty views of St. Augustine. I can...

Great for History Buffs - user review
My husband loves history. I love being able to take awesome photos of architecture. We both won at this location. We arrived on Sunday at 10:40, right as they were going to do the cann...

No title - user review
This place is really neat and best part affordable! There is a ton of history in St. Augustine but problem is so much tourism has hidden it. But this is one place that has survived. ...

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