• 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 »

Fees & Reservations

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The Castillo de San Marcos is considered to be a "walk-in" park. The entrance fee applies to each individual.

Adults (Age 16 and above) entrance is $7.00 - valid for 7 consecutive days.

Children (age 15 and under) are admitted free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.

The Golden Access and Age Passports; the Castillo Annual Pass; and the Interagency Access, Annual, Military, and Senior Passes are honored for free admission in accordance with the terms specified on the card.

Learn about the Interagency Passes here.


Parking

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.


Oversized parking

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.

 
Map of St Augustine

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Did You Know?

Old Engraving showing supplies being landed from a Spanish galleon

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