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St. Augustine, FL – The National Park Service is pleased to announce the annual Castillo de San Marcos National Monument "Holiday Open House" on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Park Rangers and volunteers will bring the history of the Castillo to life at this free, community event. Experience the Castillo after dark and mingle with the soldiers, sailors, marines, and civilians who have served within the Castillo’s walls.
A two gun cannon firing will signal the opening of the event at 6:00 p.m. Additional cannon demonstrations will follow at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
This event is free to the public. For questions about the event you can inquire by phone at 904-829-6506 (Ext. 233) or via the park website www.nps.gov/casa .
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument preserves the oldest fortification in the continental United States, a unique specimen of Spanish military architecture and engineering, related cultural resources, and their architectural, political, and social history. Learn more at www.nps.gov/casa and visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/CastilloNPS and Twitter www.twitter.com/CastilloNPS.