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The History of the Castillo de San Marcos

  Contents  
Florida and the Pirates   The End of an Era
Beginning the Castillo   English Period 1763
The Years of Construction   Spanish Return 1783
Defending San Marcos   American Territory 1821
1740 English Seige   Glossary


Aeriel photo of Castillo de San Marcos
Seen from the air, the symmetry and simplicity of the Castillo reflect its efficiency as a defensible fort.
Its location on the bay shore commanded land and water approaches to St. Augustine.

 
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