Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument:

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, city (1990 pop. 11,692), seat of St. Johns co., NE Fla.; inc. 1824. Located on a peninsula between the Matanzas and San Sebastian rivers, it is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by Anastasia Island; the Intracoastal Waterway passes through the city. St.
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acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Address:1 S Castillo Dr
Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Phone:904-829-6506
Fax:904-823-9388
Web: www.nps.gov/casa/
Size: 17.6 acres.
Established: Proclaimed as Fort Marion National Monument on October 15, 1924; changed to present name on June 5, 1942.
Location:On A1A in downtown Saint Augustine, Florida.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided and self-guided tours.
Special Features:Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort and best-preserved example of a Spanish colonial fortification in the continental United States. It was originally built (1672-1695) by the Spanish to protect Saint Augustine, the first permanent settlement by Europeans in the continental United States (established in 1565), and was for many years the northernmost outpost of Spain's vast New World Empire. The floor plan is the result of "modernization" work done in the 18th century.

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Their efforts, in the form of the impregnable Castillo de San Marcos, remain intact, commanding the seafront.
The Race started at 8am downtown in front of Castillo de San Marcos, went along the bay front, around the outskirts of the city, and ended by Francis field and the parking garage.
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Augustine served as Florida's capital when it was a territory, and much of that history is on full display through the architecture of the Bridge of Lions and the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the oldest masonry fort in the Americas.
Castillo de San Marcos is the city's biggest attraction and oldest structure (construction began in 1672).
Visit the old fort, Castillo de San Marcos, and maybe you'll even witness the cannons being shot off.
At Castillo de San Marcos, Redcoat "reenactors" demonstrated various weapons and gathered to fire one of the castle's cannons.
Edsall started tinkering with the idea of an American exhibition while visiting Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th- century fort in St.
Pratt instituted some major changes in the first six months of their imprisonment, removing their chains and shackles and improving their living facilities," says Amy Harper, a park guide at Castillo de San Marcos.
We roamed through the Castillo de San Marcos, one of several forts built in the area by the Spanish to protect their claim in the New World.
Castillo de San Marcos is a genuinely creepy Spanish fort that was completed in 1695.
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