Castillo de San Marcos

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The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States; it is located on the western shore of Matanzas Bay in the city of St. Augustine, Florida.

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Apr 10, 2024
We were in St. Augustine and so visiting the fort was a must. It is hard to imagine the amount of time that has passed since its construction and the hardships faced by the people of varying backgrou… Full review by giwpriestap
Apr 3, 2024
Traveling to St. Augustine make sure you allot time for this monument! History at its finest! The fort is well maintained and cared for. The cannon demonstration is something to see and hear! Full review by Wpgbillg
Apr 2, 2024
Wonderful, historical place to visit. Take your time and go through each time period of the forts' inhabitants, talk to one of the historical figures that are roaming around, and experience the proc… Full review by Derk5658

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How long is the wait to get in?
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We were there late morning. Waited about 1/2 hour. It wasn't a bad wait and well worth it to us Pyrates!
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How long should we plan to be there?
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A couple of hours at the most.
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What is the cost to tour?
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We paid 15.00 per adult. I believe under age 15 is free if with a paying adult. You can visit the National Park Service and search for the Castillo and it provides pertinent information …
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We paid 15.00 per adult. I believe under age 15 is free if with a paying adult. You can visit the National Park Service and search for the Castillo and it provides pertinent information including entrance fees.
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Can you buy ticket in advance and reserve a time to tour fort?
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No, you can not, unfortunately. Early morning is the best time. Well worth the wait!
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Besides limiting the number of people inside fort, are any areas of fort closed off during COVID? Wondering if the 90 min …
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Besides limiting the number of people inside fort, are any areas of fort closed off during COVID? Wondering if the 90 min drive is worth it now or wait for covid restrictions to end.
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All areas were open, but they were closed on Monday and Tuesday while we were in town. I would just check the days they are open.
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Where is the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument?
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The Castillo de San Marcos is located in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. Get driving directions.
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