Field Trips

Castillo de San Marcos will begin taking school group reservations on June 24, 2022 for arrivals on or after Monday, August 1, 2022 on

  • Make reservations on
  • The maximum capacity for each school group tour is 38 people. Each one-hour tour will consist of 30 minutes exploring the exterior/30 minutes exploring the interior.
  • Review the criteria for Academic Fee Waivers if you want to lead a Teacher-Led Tour.
  • If you are looking for a virtual classroom experience, we have a virtual field trip, live distance learning, and other digital resources available. Please visit our Education page.
  • Take the stress out of your field trip planning by reviewing the information below!

Option 1: Make the Most of Your Visit - Hire One of Our Partners!

Many local guide services have agreements in place with the National Park Service to offer guided field trips that are curriculum-based! Take the stress out of your trip by hiring a tour company to coordinate your trip. The company will provide you with a guided tour and handle reservations for you. Call a service from the list below for group rates and packages.

Ancient City Tours

Educational Tours

Go West Tours

See America Tours

Spyglass Travel

St Augustine Historical Tours (Old Town Trolley)

Tour Saint Augustine

Option 2: Be Your Own Tour Guide

Visiting teacher-led means your students will tour the fort under your direction, instead of exploring with a licensed tour guide. To assist you in training chaperones, the park has regulations and content online under Teacher-Led School Groups. In addition to training your chaperones, you must apply for an Academic Fee Waiver and make a reservation on As a busy historic site, a limited number of reservation slots are available. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served process and can be made up to 1 year in advance.

Last updated: July 5, 2022

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