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

    Castillo De San Marcos

    National Monument Florida

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  • 4th Of July Information

    The Castillo’s parking lot will be closed at 7:30 pm and will remain closed for the duration of the fireworks event. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Use and/or possession of all fireworks (including sparklers) are prohibited. All fires are prohibited.

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.


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.

Did You Know?

The red and White rampant lion on the Spanish coat orf arms

The Castillo was covered in bright white plaster called Argamasa, a mix of lime, sand and water. The trim work and sentry towers were covered with red plaster, made by adding brickdust. Red & white were the royal colors of Spain. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida