Step back in time as you visit the oldest remaining European fortification in the nation. El Castillo dates back to 1672 and ... More
Castillo de San Marcos
Step back in time as you visit the oldest remaining European fortification in the nation. El Castillo dates back to 1672 and is a fine example of military architecture from the Spanish empire. It served as a prison for a short time and was declared a national monument in 1924. Immerse yourself in history during one of the fort's historic reenactments, living history events, or spooky torchlight tours at night. The fort's original cannons are periodically fired during the summer months.
The oldest fort, in the oldest town in America; yet it still is entertaining.
This is a truly imposing structure, and is amazingly well preserved and maintained.
If you simply walk around the fort, you get a great view of the city, the river going by, the bridge of lions, and the structure of the fort itself. You can do all of that for free.
If you pay a little bit you get to go into the fort itself and take a tour of this amazing place, complete with hourly drilling and firing of the cannon by the rangers.
Both the history and the view make this place worth a visit.
We had a lot of fun here. It was nice to get to walk around by yourself. Every hour they shoot off the cannons and that was fun to witness. The characters there are very knowledgable and for the most part they stay in character. (and they are volunteers).
Pros = Really great views; awesome cannon demo; affordable ticketing good for a week so easy to plan and come back
Cons = Gotta watch little kids since there are fall hazards
Tip = Cannon demos are only done on Fri,Sat,Sun
If you don't visit any other place in St. Augustine, visit this one. Very good bargain and lots of history. Be sure to take the ghost walk and learn about the execution wall! It will make your hair stand on end.
I highly recommend visiting the Fort. It is fun for the whole family not to mention affordable. They have self-guided tours even into the what we like to call dungeons and they shoot off cannons with you being allowed to see them up-close as well. The scenery from the Fort makes for the best picnis also. I also highly recommend visiting the Fort on the 4th of July. Me and my family went this year and thought it was amazing. In my opinion I thought it was better than Walt Disney Worlds.
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 the ticket is well worth it and is good for 7 days so you don't have to miss a thing. Sunset here is just wonderful what a site! Kids of all ages love this place.
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