Opening hours
Sunday 8:45AM - 5:00PM
Monday 8:45AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:45AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 8:45AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 8:45AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:45AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 8:45AM - 5:00PM

National Monument

A monument not only of stone and mortar but of human determination and endurance, the Castillo de San Marcos symbolizes the clash between cultures which ultimately resulted in our uniquely unified nation. Still resonant with the struggles of an earlier time, these original walls provide tangible evidence of America’s grim but remarkable history.

On State Route A1A overlooking Matanzas Bay in the heart of the historic district of Saint Augustine, the Castillo is approximately a five mile drive from Interstate 95.

St. Augustine has a semi-tropical climate with over 300 days of sunshine each year. Summers (May-September) are hot, bright, and humid with afternoon thunderstorms common. Temperatures range from the lower 70s to the mid 90s F. Spring (March-mid-May) and Autumn (October-late November) can be pleasant with temperatures ranging from the upper 50s into the 80s F. The Winter months (December-March) are usually dry. Temperatures can be cool ranging from the upper 30s through the 60sF.

Entrance Fees

  • Castillo Entrance Fee - Per Person - Adult : $10. Individual admission for persons 16 years of age or older.
  • Individual admission for person age 15 and younger

Entrance Passes

  • Castillo Annual Pass : $40. One year admission pass for the card holder and up to three additional adults.

Opening Hour Details

The Castillo de San Marcos is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, December 25. PLEASE NOTE: The time listed below as closing time is actually the time of last admission. The Castillo is normally open until 5:15 pm.