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“The best fort to visit”

Castillo de San Marcos
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St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
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Metairie, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“The best fort to visit”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Be sure and visit this fort. We have been to many along the East coast and also the panhandle of Florida and this is probably the oldest and best preserved. The demonstration of the cannon firing is the terrific and kids and adults will really enjoy it. Be sure and get there in time to see one.

Visited October 2012
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Union, Oregon
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“Very cool fort”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We really enjoyed touring the fort inside and out. Back in the day there was a water filled moat surrounding the whole fort. Complete with draw bridges. Beautiful view from atop the fort towards the waterway. We loved the history behind this place. Well worth a stop if you are in St. Augustine.

Visited October 2012
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“Very informative.”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

A place to see and experience, we stayed for the 4pm tour and it was worth the wait, learned so much more about the Fort-great tour guide-sorry, but I don't remember her name. Our 15 year old daughter even enjoyed this.

Visited October 2012
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“Great view, interesting history”
Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

History is interesting, you can listen to a ranger talk about the fort or just read the signs as you walk around. The view from the top of the fort is beautiful.

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“Neat place to visit”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

I had origionally seen this location on a ghost hunting show but it offered so much more than that. We got to experience a reenactment where they shot off a cannon. I love history so I loved learning about how they lived and couldn't believe how long the castillo has been there. It offered great views of St. Augustine and you could even spot the lighthouse from the top. If you are ever in the area definately check this out.

Visited October 2012
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