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County, Castillo de San Marcos & Fort Matanzas National Monuments WILL BE CLOSED beginning Thursday, September 7, 2017. All scheduled events are cancelled until the parks reopen.
For updates, please check park websites at www.nps.gov/casa and www.nps.gov/foma. Follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/CastilloNPS and
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Built by the Spanish in St. Augustine to defend Florida and the Atlantic trade route, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument preserves the oldest masonry fortification in the continental United States and interprets more than 450 years of cultural intersections.
Fort Matanzas National Monument preserves the fortified watchtower, completed in 1742,
which defended the southern approach to the Spanish military settlement of St. Augustine, and protects approximately 300 acres of Florida coastal environment.