Constructed by the Spanish beginning in the 17th century, the Castillo de San Marcos was renamed Fort Marion when Florida came into possession of the United States in 1821. At the outbreak of the Civil, Fort Marion was seized by Florida and soon was part of the Confederate defenses of the state. On March 11, 1862, Fort Marion and St. Augustine was surrendered to to the United States and remained in U.S. possession throughout the remainder of the war.
Fort Marion is operated by the National Park Service as the Castillo de San Marco National Landmark. The fort is open between 8:15 AM and 5:15 PM (last ticket sold at 4:15 PM) every day except December 25. Entrance is $6.00 for adults and free for those under 16 if accompanied by an adult.
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