1 South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, Florida
The diamond-shaped Castillo de San Marcos was completed by the Spanish in 1695 in order to protect St. Augustine, the first permanent European settlement in the continental United States. Operated by the National Park Service and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Castillo de San Marcos is open daily (except Christmas day) from 8:45 AM to 5:15 PM (except for Christmas Day). 2014 Admission is $7 (ages 15 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult). For more information about Castillo de San Marcos, visit www.nps.gov/casa.
RICH’S TRIVIA: Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the United States.
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