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Castillo de San Marcos

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1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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April 2019

Come All Ye Bold Heroes: The “Evil Necessity”

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Apr 6, 2019; 9am-49m & 7pm-8pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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On Saturday, April 6, 2019, Florida Living History, Inc.’s (FLH’s) volunteers, will present COME ALL YE BOLD HEROES: The Evil Necessity from 9AM to 4PM and from 7PM to 8PM.  This heritage event, presented in partnership with the National Park Service’s Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and The Colonial Quarter, focuses on the role [...]

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Castillo de San Marcos Free Admission

April 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Free
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Help celebrate National Park Week (April 20-28) by visiting your national parks; Castillo de San Marcos and/or Fort Matanzas! Every national park will give you free admission, including Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Fort Matanzas National Monument is always free. National Park Week is America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great [...]

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Castillo by Candlelight

April 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Free
Reenactors doing demonstations by candlelight at the Castillo

Castillo by Candlelight: Preserving The Past In honor of National Park Week, visit the Castillo de San Marco for an after-hours event, Castillo by Candlelight: Preserving The Past.  This event will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Meet with park rangers and volunteers as they share with visitors what they do to help [...]

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May 2019

Changing of Flags Ceremony

May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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In commemoration of the many flags that have flown over St. Augustine for more than 450 years, join park staff, volunteers and the St. Augustine Garrison for a Changing of Flags Ceremony. Today we commemorate the 1763 transfer from Spanish control to British rule. Visitors will see the changing of the guard, the massing of [...]

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June 2019

Historic Weapons Demonstration

June 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 26, 2020

Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Historic Weapons Demonstration at Castillo Experience the Historic Weapons Demonstration from the Northeast Gun Deck at the Castillo de San Marcos on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Rangers and volunteers demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the colonial Spanish soldier of 1740s St. Augustine. Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions [...]

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Fort Matanzas and Castillo Summer Camps

June 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Jun 17-21, 24-28, 2019
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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$25
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Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos National Monuments are offering their annual summer camp program! Hands-on-History & Nature Camps at Fort Matanzas are June 3-7 and June 10-14, 2019. Hands-on-History Camps at the Castillo are June 17-21 and June 24-28, 2019. All four camps are Monday-Friday, from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Park Rangers, Teacher-Ranger-Teachers from [...]

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July 2019

Bridge of Lions 5K

July 13, 2019 @ 7:30 am
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Calling all runners and walkers to the Bridge of Lions 5K on July 13, 2019. This event begins at the historic Castillo de San Marcos (The Fort), proceeds over the Bridge of Lions and through Davis Shores. The race finishes at Oglethorpe Park, on Anastasia Island. Water stations will be at the start, 1 mile, [...]

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August 2019

Historic Weapons Demonstration Cancelled

August 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Historic Weapons Demonstration at Castillo Due to the unpredictable storm track of Hurricane Dorian, the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas are closed. Experience the Historic Weapons Demonstration from the Northeast Gun Deck at the Castillo de San Marcos on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Rangers and volunteers demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences [...]

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Historic Weapons Demonstration Cancelled

August 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Historic Weapons Demonstration at Castillo Due to the unpredictable storm track of Hurricane Dorian, the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas are closed. Experience the Historic Weapons Demonstration from the Northeast Gun Deck at the Castillo de San Marcos on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Rangers and volunteers demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences [...]

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September 2019

Historic Weapons Demonstration Cancelled

September 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Historic Weapons Demonstration at Castillo Due to the unpredictable storm track of Hurricane Dorian, the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas are closed. Experience the Historic Weapons Demonstration from the Northeast Gun Deck at the Castillo de San Marcos on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Rangers and volunteers demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences [...]

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National Public Lands Day – Free Admission

September 28, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Free
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To commemorate National Public Lands Day, the Castillo de San Marcos is offering Free Admission! National Public Lands Day is a day that brings individuals and organizational volunteers together to help restore the country's public lands. These are places used for outdoor recreation, education, and enjoyment...such as forests, National Parks, lakes, wildlife refuges, and more.

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October 2019

Founding of the Castillo Commemoration

October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Join park staff, volunteers, and members of Florida Living History, Inc. to commemorate the founding of Castillo de San Marcos. Throughout the day, explore how this undefeated fortress was planned and constructed to protect this community and anchor the important trade route back to Europe. Activities will be ongoing from 9:00am-3:00pm. Park entry fees apply:  [...]

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Castillo by Candlelight

October 18, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Reenactors doing demonstations by candlelight at the Castillo

Castillo by Candlelight: Taking the Plunge In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and the Centennial of the National Park Service,  the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will host a special evening tour Castillo by Candlelight "Taking the Plunge".  Join us to follow in the footsteps of a young Spanish boy joining the Spanish Garrison [...]

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November 2019

Veteran’s Day at Castillo de San Marcos

November 11, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Free
In honor of our veterans' service to our nation, the Castillo de San Marcos will be open Free to the public on Veterans Day,

In honor of our veterans' service to our nation, the Castillo de San Marcos will be open Free to the public on Veterans Day, November 11, 2019.  Join park staff and volunteers to commemorate Veteran's Day by highlighting the soldiers of St. Augustine.  Informal activities commemorating Veterans Day will be on-going from 11 a.m. - [...]

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December 2019

Castillo by Candlelight: Enemy at the Gates

December 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Reenactors doing demonstations by candlelight at the Castillo

Begin the Colonial Nightwatch with a special candlelight tour entitled Castillo by Candlelight: Enemy at the Gates.  British General James Oglethorpe laid siege and was poised to run the Spanish from the city. Citizens – terrified about the possibility of losing their homes – clung to the hope that the Spanish forces would strike a [...]

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Castillo Holiday Open House

December 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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Free
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The Castillo de San Marcos opens its' door to the community for Free during the Castillo Holiday Open House on December 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. This St. Augustine Holiday tradition allows visitors to informally explore the Castillo by lantern light, interacting with staff and volunteers dressed to represent the more than 300 years of Castillo history. [...]

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February 2020

Historic Weapons Demonstration

February 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Fri, Sat, & Sun
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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image of re-enactors firing cannon at the Castillo de San Marcos during Historic Weapons Demonstration

The National Park Service temporarily suspended visitor service operations at Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments. Park visitor facilities, programming, and visitor services will be CLOSED starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. A reopening date has not been determined at this time. Experience the Historic Weapons Demonstration from the Northeast Gun Deck at [...]

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Castillo by Candlelight

February 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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$5. – $15.
Reenactors doing demonstations by candlelight at the Castillo

Castillo by Candlelight: The Mose Story In honor of the important African American heritage of this community, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will host a special evening event on Saturday, February 22, 2020.  Volunteers bring to life the important legacy of Fort Mose as the first legally-sanctioned free African settlement in what would become [...]

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Come All Ye Bold Heroes Heritage Event

February 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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image of tower of Castillo de San Marcos

Come All Ye Bold Heroes: The Last Days Florida Living History, Inc. volunteers, in partnership with the National Park Service's Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and The Colonial Quarter present Come All Ye Bold Heroes: The Last Days. This Heritage Event focuses on the last days of the loyalist colony of British East Florida [...]

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October 2020

Castillo de San Marcos Reopening

October 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr
St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States
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$15.00
image of tower of Castillo de San Marcos

The Castillo de San Marcos is Reopening on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 using a phrased approach. The fort will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm. There will be a maximum capacity of 100 visitors at any time in effect. Entrance Fees: Adults (16 and older)      -- $15.00 Children (15 and under) -- Free (must [...]

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