Capacity is limited to 100 visitors inside the Castillo at a time.
Entrance is first come, first served. Your party may have to wait in line for other visitors to exit.
Purchasing tickets ahead of time on rec.gov will not enable you to skip the line. You will still have to wait for there to be room inside for your party.
The Castillo de San Marcos is considered to be a "walk-in" park. The entrance fee applies to each individual.
Adults (Age 16 and above) entrance is $15.00 - valid for 7 consecutive days.
Children (age 15 and under) are admitted free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.
The Golden Access and Age Passports; the Castillo Annual Pass; and the Interagency Access, Annual, Military, and Senior Passes are honored for free admission in accordance with the terms specified on the card.
The City of St Augustine maintains a parking lot in front of the Castillo. The cost is $2.50 per hour which is paid at automated stations which accept most denominations of U.S. coin and currency as well as credit and debit cards.
You may want to consider using the city's parking garage which is only a block away from the Castillo. It is conveniently located and will provide shade for your vehicle.
Only vehicles 21 feet or shorter, including any trailers, are permitted to park in the Castillo lot. The City of St. Augustine provides free parking for larger vehicles at the corner of West Castillo Drive and Riberia Street. Please see map below. The lot is approximately three blocks from the Castillo and visitors may use the Castillo's lot to drop off and pick up passengers.