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Castillo de San Marcos

1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3252
+1 904-829-6506
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1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3252
+1 904-829-6506
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Truly an amazing fort ! After being burned down twice The Spaniards figured out they have to build it out of some other substance so they crushed up oyster shells and limestone and created a type of concrete and made huge bricks. The history is...More

Thank backflow55
Reviewed yesterday

I grew up in FL and had never visited the fort. I'm glad to have finally done it. The cannon demo was a big hit. The fort is not all that large and can be fully explored in two hours.

Thank Hammon
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful historical site. To visit the "dungeon" where prisoners were kept and see their etchings on the walls was amazing. We love it here.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed yesterday

My husband is a history freak so this was one of the highlights of our trip for him. We enjoyed the reenactment they performed. PS....military personnel get in free.

Thank Sammie17777
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the perfect historical site for all ages. Lots of interesting information and activities for kids.

Thank Kate O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the major monument in Saint Augustine. It is really worth visiting to learn the history of the city and the views from the top are fantastic.

Thank Gretchen P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Educational, fun & historic tour. We walked the exterior in the evening while it was closed & returned the next day. Adult entrance fee is reasonable & kids are free. The staff is friendly & informative. You can take as much time as you need...More

Thank MJFink
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love to share the history and beauty of our Castillo de San Marcos to visiting friends and family. History buffs are always impressed with the education and attention to details noted at the Castillo. This is a must-see visit when in St. Augustine!

Thank Granada W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing that this fort is still standing but when you see how thick the walls are you'll understand why. On the weekends they do shoot the canons off (check their website for times) Interesting to see, recommended. 😉

Thank kdeal
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Party of 6. Ages 8-62. Family fun for all. Be prepared for extreme heat and humidity. Drink lots of water and stay in the shade as much as possible. The canon firing demonstration was awesome. Be sure to get up near the white line. It...More

Thank survivor5804
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Roberta H
How long does it take
11 June 2017|
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Response from nunucat12 | Reviewed this property |
as much time you want to spend we were there over an hour it was great
Are pets allowed?
16 April 2017|
Response from KokiBear | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any inside the fort, but they were down around the bottom (where the old moat was).
Katherine H
What is the admission for senior adults? What time does the cannon go off and is it every day?
15 April 2017|
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Response from Micah K | Reviewed this property |
I believe the admission is $10 for everyone no matter what. Children under a certain age get in free I'm not sure what that age is. I don't know the answer to the can and question those sorry. ps- surely veterans get a... More