Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Located on the western shore of Matanzas Bay in St. Augustine, the Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. The Spanish fort was built to defend the trade routes between the Atlantic Ocean and Florida. The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument embodies over 450 years of history and culture.

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Many of the activities at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument are designed to be self-directed. You can walk through the fort's casement and take in the historical exhibits when you are there. There are maps and brochures available to guide you around the site and you can even download the self-guided tour on your mobile device. If you want to learn more about this Spanish fort's history, make sure to visit the Theater Room for a presentation of films. During certain times of the year, living history actors walk around the fort and answer your questions. 

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How To Get To Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

If you are traveling from Interstate 95, take exit 318. Turn onto State Road 16 and follow it to U.S. 1. Turn right, then continue to follow U.S. 1 to West Castillo Drive. At this spot, turn left and follow the road to the traffic light at San Marcos Avenue. You will need to turn right at the light. The parking lot is located on the left. 


1 South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person) $15.0

If you love history, you will want to visit Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. You can take a self-guided tour and learn about the fort's history. With an RV, you can enjoy your vacation at a slower pace. RVshare is ready to help you find the perfect vehicle for your next trip.