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

    Castillo De San Marcos

    National Monument Florida

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August 25, 2014
National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday!
National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday! Castillo de San Marcos National Monument Will Offer Free Admission on August 25

Did You Know?

The red and White rampant lion on the Spanish coat orf arms

The Castillo was covered in bright white plaster called Argamasa, a mix of lime, sand and water. The trim work and sentry towers were covered with red plaster, made by adding brickdust. Red & white were the royal colors of Spain. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida