• Cannon firing on the gundeck of the Castillo de San Marcos

    Castillo De San Marcos

    National Monument Florida

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    Afternoon Thunderstorms can create dangerous amounts of lightning strikes. If Lightning is visible from the Castillo, Gundeck closures will take place. Click this link for the local weather forcast. More »

For Teachers

We are pleased that you are interested in learning more about what St. Augustine's National Monuments have to offer educators. Listed below are several opportunities within our Education Program at Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas.

1. Field Trips: make a reservation for your school group to visit Castillo

2. Online Curriculum: use online materials to develop stand-alone lesson plans or to prepare for an onsite visit

3. Traveling Trunks: borrow a kit that includes hands-on educational materials and lesson plans for classroom-use

4. Professional Development: learn about opportunities to partner with the National Park Service

Did You Know?

Spanish moss hanging from Live Oak trees

"Spanish Moss" (Tillandsia usneoides) is not a moss and is actually a cousin of the pineapple! Its name derives from Native Americans who joked that it looked very much like the beards of the Spanish settlers. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida