Collections

Inside Castillo de San Marcos National Monument's museum storage facility is a diverse range of objects and specimens. There are thousands of items related to Castillo's cultural history within the park collection, including historical artifacts, photographic prints and negatives, furnishings, documents, maps, and architectural drawings.

Every park site has a collection, making the National Park Service a huge repository of items important to the cultural and natural history of the country. You can virtually explore the NPS Museum Collections.
 
 

The basic objectives of Castillo de San Marcos' museum program:

  • To collect objects and materials within the park’s Scope of Collection and according to federal law.
  • To provide a professional level of care for objects on exhibit and in storage.
  • To maintain accountability and provide access to collection information by producing and maintaining accurate collection records.



Research Requests

Researchers are encouraged to complete their preliminary research at libraries with a broader topical focus before approaching the archives at Castillo de San Marcos.

Researchers should submit a request by mail, phone, fax or email to the museum office ahead of time, detailing their research project to the curatorial staff. Requests for materials should be submitted with enough lead time to allow for the evaluation of the request and the scheduling of curatorial staff to oversee the research.

  • Browsing. To ensure the conservation and security of the resource, browsing in the collections is not permitted.
  • Access. The park reserves the right to limit access to fragile or restricted collections. Unprocessed or uncataloged collections will not be made available to researchers due to security concerns.
  • Copies of materials. Reproductions (photocopies, digital copies, etc.) of archival material are available on a limited basis.
  • Research. Although curatorial staff can respond to limited off-site requests for information or photographic images contained within the park’s collections, more extensive research needs will require on-site research by the requester.

Contact Information

Anne Lewellen
Museum Curator

National Park Service
13165 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225

Phone:
904-221-7567 x121

Fax:
904-221-5248

Last updated: April 12, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 South Castillo Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Phone:

(904) 829-6506

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