Like all early exploration and settlement, cultural contact and conflict are the hallmarks of Florida's development and the Castillo's existence. From this page you will connect to the stories of the Timucuan, Spanish, Seminole, French, British, Apache and other groups whose paths have intersected in northeast Florida.
Did You Know?
The Spanish planted yucca around their forts and on top of protective walls. Yucca aloifolia grows in thickets reaching 20 ft tall. The trunk is armed with 2 ft. long needle-sharp pointed leaves thus earning it the name "Spanish Bayonet." Castillo de San Marcos National Momument, Florida