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

    Castillo De San Marcos

    National Monument Florida


The Cannons of the Castillo

Click on the links below to view picture postcards of the cannons currently on display at the Castillo. (You'll need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files. You can download it for free on Adobe's web site.)

Postcard 1 - Spanish Iron 3lb

Postcard 2 - Spanish Bronze 2lb

More to come!

Did You Know?

Coquina is a mixture of broken shell sand and calcium, making it nature's version of concrete

The word coquina means "tiny shell" in Spanish. It was the name they gave to the small clam that was abundant on the northeast Florida beaches. It is the predominant shell in the rock also called coquina used to build the Fort. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida