Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Castillo de San Marcos
Visitors are welcome to the Castillo de San Marcos, (the fort in downtown St. Augustine), to experience a little piece of history! Re-enactors in period dress and living historians perform weapons demonstrations at the Castillo including cannon firings.
Visitors can see what it was like for the Spanish colonial settlers who used to live there. Under times of siege or other emergencies all people in the settlement were ordered inside the fort for protection and the cannons were aimed and fired if needed.
Park rangers and living historians will also give visitors a detailed history of the fort and its previous residents. Many soldiers from both the British and the Spanish left behind etchings in the Castillo's coquina walls; small marks and drawings that keep history alive and well!
Admission: The Golden Access and Age Passports; the Castillo Annual Pass; and the Interagency Access, Annual, Military, and Senior Passes are honored for free admission in accordance with the terms specified on the card.
You can also see the cannon firing from outside the Castillo without the accompanying history.
Where? Castillo de San Marcos located at 1 South Castillo Dr. St. Augustine, FL. (Directly on the bayfront).
When? Cannons are fired from the gundeck every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the year at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.
Parking is available in the parking lot located in front of the Castillo. The cost is $1.50 per hour which is paid at automated stations which accept most denominations of U.S. coin and currency as well as credit and debit cards. There is also parking available along the street and in the large parking garage located about a block away from the fort. Call (904) 829-6506 for more information.
Schedule of Events
Weekend Cannon Firings