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"On your visit to St Augustine take some time to learn the history of the oldest European-settled city in the United States. There are several ways to experience this historic city -- visit the Old Jail experience the Oldest Store museum explore the history museum and see the city via the Old Town hop-on hop-off trolley. It's a great way to see all that St Augustine has to offer.Old Jail: Built in 1890 by Henry Flagler the Old Jail of St Augustine is one of the oldest of its kind and despite being renovated maintains its original feel. It’s a perfect choice for families as actors dressed in time-period outfits take you back to the time when this was a maximum-security prison.St Augustine History Museum: Get a look into St Augustine's past at the history museum! With dozens of artifacts dating back centuries
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Castillo de San Marcos

The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the USA. Work started in 1672 and was completed 23 years later in 1695. It is made of a locally quarried material called Coquina. Coquina stone...
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alancollins
Apr 05, 2015

The Castillo: St. Augustine's signature attraction

Located along the bayfront in St. Augustine's Historic District, the Castillo de San Marcos is perhaps St. Augustine's biggest attraction. It was built in the late 1600's out of coquina, an unusual...
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HSC123
Jul 10, 2014

Castillo de San Marcos

I've visited a lot of fortifications in my years of travel, and approached Castillo de San Marcos with low expectations. I left very pleased that we had taken time to visit this historic site, one of...
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basstbn
Feb 25, 2012

Fort to Protect US

This was a transitional fort that was built first in 1672 by Spaniards to protect the area. It got completed for the first phase in 1695. The British continued to try and take over the territory and...
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BruceDunning
Jun 12, 2011

Not Just For History Fanatics

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is the oldest remaining European fortification in the continential US. It is located on 25 acres in downtown Saint Augustine, right by the beach. Admission is...
missmommy19
Apr 04, 2011

The Fort

he Castillo de San Marcos fort is a definate must see activity. The guides in the fort explain the significance behind the strategic location of the fort. It was facinating the hear the history of the...
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shdw100
Apr 04, 2011

El Castillo de San Marcos

The year 1672 saw work begin on the stone fortress now called the Castillo de San Marcos. The fort was nearly completed in 1696, but not officially dedicated until 1756. Attesting to the strength of...
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spartan
Apr 04, 2011

El Castillo de San Marcos

In 1763 Spain gave Florida to Great Britain in exchange for newly conquered Havana, and St. Augustine came under British rule for the first time. England ruled over the city and territory for 20 years...
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spartan
Apr 04, 2011

Before you visit the Fort

I loved my visit to the Castillo de San Marcos. But I would like to suggest that people visit the three D version on augustine.com before they go to the fort itself. The lady at my condo showed me the...
GeorgeNEllie
Dec 15, 2010

Castillo de San Marcos - Upper Level

The upper level of the Castillo de San Marcos is dominated by the four wide, flat gun decks, that connects the corner bastions. The bastions are the Bastion San Pedro to the southwest, Bastion San...
Ewingjr98
Aug 22, 2009

Castillo de San Marcos - Lower Level

The lower level of the Castillo de San Marcos contained the majority of the fort's living areas and storage. The entrance to the fort was from a drawbridge over a moat on the south side of the fort....
Ewingjr98
Aug 22, 2009

Castillo de San Marcos - outside the fortress

The Castillo de San Marcos was built by the Spanish from 1672 to 1695, replacing the nine wooden forts that had been used to defend the city since its founding in 1565. The reason for the upgrade to...
Ewingjr98
Aug 22, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Castillo de San Marcos

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Ripley's Believe It or Not

There are more than one Ripley's, and where there is a flock of tourists, there is a Ripley's. We did not go inside in order to not spend the money. It has a ferris wheel, carnival caricature figures,...
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Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse

The González-Alvarez House is the oldest surviving Spanish Colonial dwelling in Florida. There has been a house on the site since the 17th century, and this structure sometime between 1702, when...
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Alligator Farm

We love watching the alligators and decided to visit this zoo though it was a bit of a hike from Orlando. It was well worth the effort and we would certainly visit it again if we stay in Florida...
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Old City

The Ximenez-Fatio House is a historic boarding house dating from 1797. Nowadays it's a museum. Staying in line with how everything is presented in this town, I wonder if you can find the oldest...
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Mission of Nombre de Dios

Like they did later in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico, the Spanish used religious missions to control local lands and native populations throughout modern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina,...
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Basilica of St. Augustine

In 1786, shortly after the retaking of Florida from the British, the Spanish Crown decreed that a new parish church should be built in the growing young town of Saint Augustine. The result was the...
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Getting to Castillo de San Marcos

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1 South Castillo Drive

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  • Sunday 08:45 to 17:15
  • Monday 08:45 to 17:15
  • Tuesday 08:45 to 17:15
  • Wednesday 08:45 to 17:15
  • Thursday 08:45 to 17:15
  • Friday 08:45 to 17:15
  • Saturday 08:45 to 17:15

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