Castillo de San Marcos

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Castillo de San Marcos
Description:Castillo de San Marcos National Park is in the first continually inhabited city in the US, St. Augustine, FL. The site has the original, 300 year old Spanish fort overlooking the beautiful Matanzas River and Atlantic Ocean, with historic old town across the street.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:1 South Castillo Drive
Address 2:
City:St Augustine
State/Province:FL
Zip Code:32084-3252
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:8:45 AM to 5:15 pm every day of the year except December 25. (The ticket booth closes at 4:45 pm.) The Park grounds are closed from midnight until 5:30 am.
Admission:Adults: $6.00 (valid for 7 days)
Children (age 15 and under): Free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Telephone:(904) 829-3099
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Kendra H, Co-op Member
We really enjoyed the fort. It can be seen in about an hour or two. It was great to see some of the history of the first Spanish settlers and the wars surrounding the time. The grounds are amazing, and the view of the ocean is breathtaking from the top. They provide an activity book for the kids with lots of great history information. There is no food available at the fort but it is a short walk across the street to food and quaint shops. Also you need to bring some change as it is metered parking.
J. Walters, Co-op Member
GREAT!!
Castillo De San Marcos National Monument is a great educational field trip. They have online curriculum you can use prior to visiting located on their Website. It can be seen in about an 2 to 3 hours.
i would highly recommend seeing the re-enactors in period dress around the fort and they often give historical weapons demonstrations as well as presentations on the life and experiences of the colonists who dwelt here.

This will be good to use within Florida History Class of even US History Class.
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