Fees & Reservations
The Castillo de San Marcos is considered to be a "walk-in" park. The entrance fee applies to each individual.
Children (age 15 and under) are admitted free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn about the Interagency Passes here.
The City of St Augustine maintains a parking lot in front of the Castillo. The cost is $1.50 per hour which is paid at automated stations which accept most denominations of U.S. coin and currency as well as credit and debit cards.
You may want to consider using the city's parking garage which is only a block away from the Castillo. It is conveniently located and will provide shade for your vehicle.
Only vehicles 21 feet or shorter, including any trailers, are permitted to park in the Castillo lot. The City of St. Augustine provides free parking for larger vehicles at the corner of West Castillo Drive and Riberia Street. Please see map below.
The lot is approximately three blocks from the Castillo and visitors may use the Castillo's lot to drop off and pick up passengers.
Did You Know?
Tax Evasion: The Spanish King received a quinto, a 20% tax, on all cargoes of private ships. Archaeology has found that much more was transported than archive invoices show. Merchants resorted to smuggling to transport their riches untaxed. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida