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

    Castillo De San Marcos

    National Monument Florida

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Schedule Of Events

Spanish soldiers fire two three-pounder field pieces at night.
Night firing during a special event weekend
 
There are numerous events at the Castillo throughout the year. Some occur daily or weekly others are annual events or special programs. Explore the schedule of events calendar below to discover what's happening during the time you'll be here.

 

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Events Upcoming for July

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  • Historic Weapons Demonstration

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Reenactors explain and demonstrate the weapons of the Colonial era. More

  • Historic Weapons Demonstration

    Saturday, July 19, 2014

    Reenactors explain and demonstrate the weapons of the Colonial era. More

  • Historic Weapons Demonstration

    Sunday, July 20, 2014

    Reenactors explain and demonstrate the weapons of the Colonial era. More

  • Historic Weapons Demonstration

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Reenactors explain and demonstrate the weapons of the Colonial era. More

  • Historic Weapons Demonstration

    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Reenactors explain and demonstrate the weapons of the Colonial era. More

  • Historic Weapons Demonstration

    Sunday, July 27, 2014

    Reenactors explain and demonstrate the weapons of the Colonial era. More

  • Historic Weapons Demonstration

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Reenactors explain and demonstrate the weapons of the Colonial era. More

Did You Know?

Bronze Spanish cannons look out over the city of St. Augustine

Black, or gun, powder is a mix of potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal used as a propellant charge in cannons. Burning rapidly when ignited, it expands 600 times its volume creating pressures that can hurl a cannonball up to 3.5 miles! Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida