The Fort’s Open House

Catillo Marcos

Holiday open House at Castillo de San Marcos

The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will have its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 10, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This is a free event for the community and hosted by the National Park Service.

Guests can experience the Castillo after dark and meet a variety of historic military personnel portrayed by park rangers and volunteers. These re-enactors bring to life the soldiers, sailors, marines and civilians who have served within the Castillo walls throughout its long history, from the 16th through the 20th centuries.

Canon firings will take place at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.

The public is invited to attend this free Open House and learn more about the history of the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fortification in the United States.

The Castillo is the oldest stone fortification in the United States, dating back to Colonial Spanish time in 1672. Its rich history provides a perfect day time activity for guests of all ages. This incredible piece of our nations history is located just a 5 minute walk away from Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast, making us the perfect place to rest your head while vacationing in the nation’s oldest city. Find our lives rates and photos HERE