We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Castillo de San Marcos

1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3252
+1 904-829-6506
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
St Augustine Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
More Info
and up
Discover St Augustine: Attractions Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off
More Info
and up
St. Augustine Beach and Old Downtown Helicopter Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“national park” (298 reviews)
“senior pass” (76 reviews)
“cannon firing” (318 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:45 - 17:15
1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084-3252
+1 904-829-6506
Write a Review
Reviews (7,505)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 7,505 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Takes about 1-2 hours at most to tour. great views of the river. Parking can be a challenge but walking is good for you! Take your time and enjoy the outer wall as well.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed yesterday

This place was so full of history. Amazing!! We toured at our own pace. Each room/area had really thorough and informative placards.

Thank merrymin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The fort is a great display of old Spanish conquest. Right in the heart of st Augustine with active gun and canon fire at certain hours of the day.

Thank slobrien
Reviewed 2 days ago

No recollection of visiting over 50 years ago except post card. Wife and I went and explored the entire fort. Well maintained with good self tour info, good interpretations abound. nPS does a great job here as usual. Videos, lectures, demonstrations going on. Wonderful history,...More

Thank Jake503
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was iterating but we were in and out within the hour for $10/pp. If your not into history or taking pics, it isn't worth the visit. That said, the views from the top were wonderful. Just go early because it is sweltering and surprisingly...More

Thank Lotz2CnDo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic history lesson!!! Beautiful landscape!!! It's a must see!!! Stay for the firing of the cannons and just enjoy the views of this fabulous fort!

Thank amysS9899TV
Reviewed 2 days ago

Castillo de San Marcos was an interesting tour, facilitated by park rangers. Great history, beautiful site!

Thank GrammyFL
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take your time to see all the exhibits. You will learn some things you probably didn't get in history class. The view from the fort is refreshing. The only negative at all is the terrible parking problem outside. Drove around at least 7 times before...More

Thank RoosterTexas
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of historical detail to see as well as beautiful vistas of the surrounding areas from the top of the castle.

Thank jageez
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth the admission to see and imagine the history that unfolded behind these walls. Plenty of benches outside the park for gazing out into the water. The castle is well maintained, the guides professional in their garb and demeanor. An all around great experience.

Thank Gabriella3546
Nearby Restaurants
Catch 27
381 reviews
.29 km away
Frida Taqueria & Tequila Bar
172 reviews
.21 km away
Michael's Tasting Room
425 reviews
.26 km away
Crucial Coffee Cafe
299 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. George Street
3,618 reviews
.25 km away
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum
2,378 reviews
.17 km away
Colonial Quarter
990 reviews
.22 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are pets allowed?
16 April 2017|
Response from KokiBear | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any inside the fort, but they were down around the bottom (where the old moat was).
Katherine H
What is the admission for senior adults? What time does the cannon go off and is it every day?
15 April 2017|
Response from Micah K | Reviewed this property |
I believe the admission is $10 for everyone no matter what. Children under a certain age get in free I'm not sure what that age is. I don't know the answer to the can and question those sorry. ps- surely veterans get a... More
Dianne M
When do they have changing of the guard? We were told it happens once a month
14 April 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Becky G | Reviewed this property |
sorry. idk