The Garita is here! Summer 2012
Become a volunteer at the Castillo and help keep our fascinating history alive.
There are numerous ways to participate in the programs, events, and daily life of the park through the National Park Service VIP (Volunteers In Parks) Program.
For More information Contact: VIP Co-ordinator at 904-829-6506, x233 or send us e-mail.
Uniformed volunteers assist with the daily operations and maintenance of the park in a variety of roles. Current available positions include:
Living History Volunteers help make the past come alive at the Castillo. Dressing in a variety of period uniforms they assist in informal talks, crafts demonstrations, living history events and historic weapons firing demonstrations. Living History Assistants help in maintaining the historical and logistical assets of the fort.
Did You Know?
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