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Castillo de San Marcos

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1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3252
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love the Fort! It's so interesting to go in all the rooms and read about the history of the Castillo! The views from the top alone are amazing! And since it's a National Park, the admission fee gets you access to the inside for...More

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed touring the fort and enjoyed sitting and talking with the man that was working the coquina rock. Very knowledgeable.

Thank DeniseR1086
Reviewed 4 days ago

Any visit to St Augustine is incomplete without a visit to this impressive and entertaining fortress — the oldest masonary fort in the U.S. The displays are very well done and the costumed characters and cannons will inform and entertain all ages. Sign up for...More

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 5 days ago

The site is amazingly huge. We were very impressed with all the artifacts on display and the way this place is built. Very educational. This was quite an experience and one we will remember for years to come

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Reminiscent of Roman or Pre-Roman ruins in European countries, this castle and the lush greenery surrounding it with views of the sea make it an amazing place to walk. The walls of the castle are built with a special material too.

Thank abyrupus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit. I always bring visitors and everyone is pleased with their time spent at the fort. It’s both a historical and a beautiful landmark.

Thank hcswombat
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of the National Park Service. We did not take a ranger led tour, but they are available. It really gives a good idea of St. Augustine's history as it passed under the control of Spain, England and the US. I thought it...More

Thank Moopawzer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to several historic forts, but most are Civil War remnants. This is much older, quite interesting, and worth the visit. Anyone will enjoy a couple hours or 90 minutes here; history buffs may want to spend a day.

Thank Richard19651965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This particular fort, referred by the locals as a castle or Castillo, is a good example of Spanish fort architecture. It is in relatively great condition and definitely worth a walk around its perimeter.

Thank ASA224
Reviewed 1 week ago

a most to see Castiloo San Marcos represent a piece of our history . Thank you the volunteers and the personnel that preserve this jewel

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10 September 2018|
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Response from Matt R | Reviewed this property |
The entrance and low level parts are accessible.
22 March 2018|
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Response from Susan P | Reviewed this property |
Go early if you need to park...very limited parking at the site. It is a stop on the "trolley's" that roam through town (fee). Also there is little shade so it will get hot. I would avoid the weekend and any Flagler... More
30 October 2017|
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Response from Paul L | Reviewed this property |
It’s elevated above and right on the bay, so it’s definitely windy, but the interior of the fort is blocked by the walls, and there are many little rooms to visit with interesting artifacts.