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Free Event

Castillo by Candlelight Tour: Preserving the Past

CANCELLED due to closure of the Castillo until further notice. at Castillo de San Marcos

The Castillo de San Marcos celebrates National Park Week with this free evening event.

On the bayfront, north of the bridge
1 South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 829-6506 x232
  • In honor of National Park Week, the Castillo de San Marcos will host a special free Candlelight Tour program, "Preserving the Past," on Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Guests can meet with park rangers and volunteers and learn about what they do to protect our national treasures. Topics covered include interpretation, law enforcement, administration, park maintenance, and natural resource management.

    About the Castillo: The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. It is a large Spanish stone fortress built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World. It’s a National Monument and, at over 315 years old, it’s the oldest structure in the entire city. Visitors will find plenty to explore, from the numerous rooms that once housed soldiers and prisoners of every era to the large interior courtyard and gun deck which offers a great view of the city.

    Admission: FREE. Space is limited, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be reserved in advance, starting two weeks prior to the event, at the Castillo de San Marcos ticket booth or by phone at (904) 829-6506 ext. 233.

    When: Saturday, April 18, 2020, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    Where: The Castillo de San Marcos is located at 1 S. Castillo Dr. in St. Augustine, FL 32084.

    For additional information please call (904) 829-6506 ext. 233 or visit here.

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