• 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 »

Photos & Multimedia

Osprey landing on a tree with a fish in its talons.

An osprey lands on top of a dead tree with a fish in its talons.

NPS photo

Head over to the Fort Matanzas site to check out our osprey slideshow.



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