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

    Castillo De San Marcos

    National Monument Florida

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  • Summer Weather

    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 »

Professional Development

Workshops: Throughout the year, there will be opportunities to sign up and attend workshops at our Park. These will be geared towards helping educators learn about the history of the area, resources available at Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas, and an overview of the National Park Service. We would like to work with school districts to ensure that educators receive credit towards their professional development requirements for attending the workshops. It is also a possibility for our staff to come to your school and offer a similar workshop. If you are interested in setting up a workshop for your district or group of educators, please e-mail the Educational Coordinator.

Teacher-Ranger-Teacher: The National Park Service teams up with teachers under the TRT Program. The teachers spend their summer working as a Park Ranger and developing curriculum-based material for the Park. Then during the school year, the TRT brings their experience into the classroom. To learn more about these opportunities, visit www.nps.gov/learn/trt/

Did You Know?

The watchtowers of the Castillo de San Marcos stand sentinel over the town of St. Augustine

Fort Marion (aka Castillo de San Marcos) was designated as a National Monument by President Calvin Coolidge on October 15, 1924. The same stroke of the pen created four other National Monuments including the Statue of Liberty. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida