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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 Marco

This fort was built in the late 1600's on the water by the Spanish. In 1763, it went to English control, and then it went back to the Spanish in 1784. In 1821 the Americans gained control and used it...
MandaJ320
Feb 05, 2005

St. Augustine's Fort

Take the tour of the fort. It's well worth the price and you will learn plenty of interesting fact about the early life of Florida.Constructed started in 1672 and finished many years later. The...
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doolemma
Nov 09, 2003

Bastion of San Augustin

Once inside with a good self-guided map, you can visit the different features of the fort: the courtyard, the chapel, the blacksmith and wood shops, and the four Bastions - the arrowhead-shaped...
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mtncorg
Oct 30, 2003

Ramp and Fort Interior

The ramp was originally smooth to make it easier to pull cannons up. Steps were added in the mid 18th century. Also, you find the kitchens, ordnance and powder rooms, officer and soldier qurters,...
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mtncorg
Oct 30, 2003

Ravelin and Drawbridge

You enter the fort through the ravelin, a small fortification that prevented the enemy from firing directly therough the main entrance or Sally Port. The drawbridge took about 15 minutes to raise or...
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mtncorg
Oct 30, 2003

Visit Castillo de San Marcos...

Visit Castillo de San Marcos National Monument This fort is the oldest masonry fort in the United States and for more than 3 centuries it has overlooked the nation’s oldest continuously settled...
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margaretvn
Aug 24, 2002

Check out the views from the fort

The Castillo de San Marcos was built 1672-1695. I enjoyed touring the fort. There are many nooks and crannies to explore, as well as the panoramic views of the bay from the upper level.
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Melanie88
Aug 20, 2006

Fortress

This old Spanish fortress was protecting the city from invasions from the sea. You can walk inside and take a tour.
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musbars
Nov 13, 2003

Castillo de Marcos

The oldest masonry fortification in the United States. Built in 1672 by the Spainish to protect St. Augustine from the English expansion.
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doolemma
Nov 09, 2003

Bastion of San Carlo

On the Bastion of San Carlo, you see the tall belltower from which alarm was raised when the enemy was sighted or a cannon ball was on its way towards the fort.
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mtncorg
Oct 30, 2003

Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San MarcosA very old Fort built from 1672 to 1692. The walls are 4 to 9 meters wide.
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Roeffie
Sep 08, 2003

NEAT OLD SPANISH FORT

In this old fort you can see how the soldiers lived in the early years of the U.S. There are still a lot of old cannons and morters to view.
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miner
Oct 27, 2002
 
 
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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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