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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Opens in 10 min: 8:45 AM - 5:15 PM
Open today: 8:45 AM - 5:15 PM
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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
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1 S Castillo Dr, Saint Augustine Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3252
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All reviews senior pass cannon firing the upper level the national park service spanish fort self guided tour great piece of history american history st augustine lots of history united states love history answer questions great place to visit walk around history lesson oldest city
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was so pretty and right on the water by the Bridge of Lions. Parking was horrific though. We had to illegally park at the Ripleys up the road. Definitely recommend using the area’s trolley! The weather was perfect. It was free to roam around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited during govt shutdown so only got to see outside. Gorgeous views of water and surrounding area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terri D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to visit the Fort that was built to protect St. Augustine from invaders. Due to Goverment shutdown we could not get inside the walls. I have been there before, my kids had not. I hope to take them back when the shutdown is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jamescM6350MK
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped by the Fort while visiting St. Augustine. Fun to watch the cannon re-enactment. The self guided tour was highlighted by different demonstration going on.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sean M
Reviewed 2 days ago

There was a lot of information to hear and see. Thankfully some of the places are air conditioned so one could take a break from the heat. A must see if in St. Augustine.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Oceanbluegreen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful fort right on the bay. Its a besutiful place to spend the day and learn about St. Augustine history. There is a reinactment of the soldiers and they even light off a canon!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeri W
Reviewed 3 days ago

On the outside, anyway. Since we visited in Jan.2019 during the partial government shutdown no one was allowed inside. Oh, well. Maybe next time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bob B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Due to government shut down we were unable to tour inside but the trolley does make a stop if you’d like to see the outside or inside after the government resumes operation.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 3cntrygrls
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's on the oldest buildings made by Europeans in USA, must visit. It was build in form of 4 corner diamond on the shore, and could keep defense from sea and land.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Евгений Л
Reviewed 1 week ago

This real castle is amazing you feel the history as you walk through! A photog's dream. There's a room with wooden barrels in it. It inspired me to do a video about the Gunpowder Treason plot of 1605. See it on our YouTube channel, "The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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16 January 2019|
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Response from jenniferlY4249YP | Reviewed this property |
No, it is closed due to Government shutdown. We were in St. Augustine in December when the shutdown started and it was closed.
5 March 2018|
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Response from mimififi | Reviewed this property |
They are $10, but if you have a Golden Eagle pass for the National Parks, you don't need to pay a fee.