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St. Augustine, FL - In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will
host a special evening tour on Saturday, October 17th.Please join us for a special look at soldier
life in the Castillo during the First Spanish period (1565-1763).
During the early years of the Spanish colony, much of the city of St. Augustine directly relied
on military pay to survive. But being a soldier was not only a job, it was a way of life. Accompany us as we follow a young man taking the plunge and joining the ranks as a soldier in defense of his hometown. Discover if you have what it takes to be part of the garrison that successfully protected St. Augustine for almost 200 years.
There will be three nighttime candlelit tours of the fort covering this period in history, with
each lasting roughly 45 minutes. Tours depart from the ticket booth at 6:15, 7:15 and 8:15 pm. Nonrefundable tickets are available, on a first come, first serve basis, and may be purchased in advance at the ticket booth or by phone by calling (904) 829-6506 ext. 232. Space is limited. The cost is $10 per adult
ages 16 and up, $5 per child ages 5 to 15, and children under 5 free. For questions, please call (904) 829-6506 ext. 233.
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.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's
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