Castillo de San Marcos National Monument


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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:

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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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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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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