• 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 »

Commercial Use Authorizations

In compliance with federal law, the Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas National Monuments have instituted a commercial use authorization program.

All businesses who wholly or partly provide commercial services at the parks must obtain a commercial use authorization.

For additional information you may e-mail us.

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Did You Know?

The first Spanish settlement was part of the Timucuan Indian village of Seloy

The Spanish colony of St. Augustine was founded in 1565; 42 years prior to the founding of Jamestown and 55 years before that of Plymouth. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida