St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Erected by US Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 29° 53.844′ N, 81° 18.689′ W. Marker was in St. Augustine, Florida, in St. Johns County. Marker could be reached from South Castillo Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 1 South Castillo Drive, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Firing Steps (within shouting distance of this marker); Crumbling Coquina / Piedra frágil (within shouting distance of this marker); Covered Way (within shouting distance of this marker); Ramp (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter's Bastion (within shouting distance of this marker); Tidal Toilet / Limpiado por las mareas (within shouting distance of Under Continuous Attack / Bajo ataques continuos (within shouting distance of this marker); Well (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Augustine.
More about this marker. It is likely the marker shown in the first picture has since been replaced by a more modern version.
Regarding Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. The Castillo de San Marcos, a Spanish built fort located in the city of St. Augustine, Florida, is the oldest complete masonry fortification remaining in continental U. S. Construction was started in 1672. Its 16 foot thick walls are built of coquina, a natural shellrock quarried on nearby Anastasia Island. The Castillo withstood major English attacks in 1702 and 1740.
It was known as Fort St. Mark from 1763 until 1784 while under British control. Under U.S. control it was named Fort Marion from 1821 until 1942. The Castillo was made a National Monument in 1924 and became part of the National Park system in 1933. In 1942, Congress restored the original name.
Also see . . . Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, National Park Service (Submitted on March 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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During the 2015-2016 school year, fourth graders and their families will be able to gain free admission, good for a year, to fee-collecting parks, public lands, and waters. A website and app will provide fun games and learning activities for kids to do at home, in school, and in parks.
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The Castillo de San Marcos is considered to be a "walk-in" park. The entrance fee applies to each individual.
Adults (Age 16 and above) entrance is $10.00 - valid for 7 consecutive days.
Children (age 15 and under) are admitted free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.
The Golden Access and Age Passports; the Castillo Annual Pass; and the Interagency Access, Annual, Military, and Senior Passes are honored for free admission
— Submitted January 5, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Landmarks • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,808 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on December 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 21, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 9. submitted on January 5, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. 10. submitted on December 21, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.