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“castillo de san marcos” 4 of 5 stars
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Castillo de San Marcos
1 S Castillo Dr, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-829-6506
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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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“castillo de san marcos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

It is alot of history that really explains the beginning of St. Augustine. My husband and I went on our own. The next time we will go with a tour guide so we can understand more of the history. I suggest this land mark to everyone.

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“Excellent views, lots of history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Park rangers are informative, or you can walk around by yourself. Daily canon shoots by people in costumed era clothing. Do try to go in mornings since Florida weather can change and they will close down the upstairs portion if there's a lightening threat. Upstairs is where you get the best camera shots!

Visited October 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Such a great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

to relax....best to go during the week.....to avoid the tons of screaming kids but this has always been a favorite place....Never gets old.

Visited September 2012

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“Amazing history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The history of this fort and the number of times it has been used for protection is amazing. This fort is over 300 years old, yet is it still in great condition and many of the rooms are open for viewing. Many of the rooms have an Interpretive writings to explain how the room was used. The upper level of the fort provides beautiful views of the river and St. Augustine.
Plan to take the ranger tour for even more history

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“Live History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

It is amazing to walk through a location with so much history. The view out to the bay is awesome and if you walk around to the bay side on the outside of the fort you can see where musket balls damaged the rock walls. Don't miss the little room inside the fort where you must almost crawl to get into....you might even see where it looks like someone tried to claw their way out through solid rock! Time your visit in order to see the full dress musket drills and cannon shot, well worth catching on camera.

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