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Review of Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos
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“History made live”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I and two close friends spent several hours there today. $7 for each adult with the ticket valid for 3 days. There are lots of soldiers in authentic uniforms and several locations where these 'soldiers' gave talks about the fort's history. We got to witness the cannon firing plus firing of muskets several times - pretty cool. Even though there were a LOT of people touring the fort, you rarely felt crowded. The bathrooms in the fort are closed and being remodeled so they had portable toilet trailers outside the fort to use, but these are not like porta-johns and were very clean and great to use with running water. I enjoyed all of the different types of cannons plus just the construction of the fort in general. Plan two hours to leisurely visit everything and more if you enjoy people and/or boat watching and have time for the free video of the fort's history. Enjoy!

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“History at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

As a history buff, I truly enjoyed my visit. We were lucky enough to witness the canon fire, so if you can get to see that don't miss it. I really loved walking through all of the rooms and reading the information about each room. I also took lots of great photos from all the bastions. It's very interesting to learn how the fort was strategically built. I also bought a book on the history of the fort, which is great. Take your time, enjoy the history. Don't miss it.

Visited December 2012
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“Florida/US History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Well worth the visit. The park rangers give an excellent " show" elling you all about the history of the fort

Visited December 2012
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“a must see”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

we loved this place. a lot of history to it. The ticket allows you to come back so go early in ur trip so u can go back again. some days they also do cannon firing.

Visited December 2012
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“Worth the Stop!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Going through this fort was fun, be sure and go when they are shooting a cannon. Great place to take pictures and lovely scenery of the water!

Visited December 2012
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