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Castillo de San Marcos

1 S Castillo Dr, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-829-6506
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Getting married
Traveler Description: Even a non-history buff will be totally impressed after seeing this and will want to learn more! Definitely see this!!! Not only is this an historic... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Savannah, GA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to go on a Saturday when they were firing the cannons. We've seen it before, but always neat to experience. They have ranger talks that will give you more information. It's nice to see the volunteers dressed up in period clothing and they are very knowledgeable. Great views from the upper level of the boats. It... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I always wanted to visit this amazing Fort. I come from a country where forts are common but this one in particular I've always wanted to see. Amazing architecture, friendly staff and a great and beautiful location. I loved it.

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Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Had a good visit at the fort, better since with the Senior Pass from the Park Service admission was free. There are wonderful views from the top and we got to see/hear/feel/smell the firing of the cannons as volunteers were being trained. Great place to visit.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The fort is well taken care of and the information was well presented. An amazing part of Florida history! A must see!

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Bedford, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you're in Florida and want to see a unique fort made of coquina, beautifully restored and maintained, with some re-enactors, come to St. Augustine's Castillo San Marco. A thoroughly enjoyable site requiring 1 - 2 hours to see all exhibits. If you are a true fortress enthusiast, however, come to see the granite Fortress of Louisbourg and the Citadel... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to go. Take your friends and kids they will love it.The views are great and the tours are informative.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a must see when in St. Augustine. The people are great and to learn of the history of the battles for this area is worth sharing with the world. The cannon shooting was real interesting since there was a sailing schooner in the path of fire. Great stop since I use a scooter and could get to everything... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Like stepping back in time. Wonderful family and or group outing. Guided tours available as well as cannon firing!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great fort visit into the past! Ranger talk gives details of fort history! Easy to walk for self guided tour! Waterfront location presents harbor views and panorama of historic district!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Super presence in downtown and a must see! They have parking on site but it fills up fast. Easy walk from visitor center if needed,where there is playground that we went back to with kids for our packed lunch break. Good exhibits but best talking to a "uniformed"in character volunteer. Easy to do on own though. A little big for... More

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