Castillo by Candlelight: St. Augustine Strong
Castillo de San Marcos withstood sieges, storms, and the test of time to become North America's oldest masonry fortification. It would not be here today if it weren't for the strength possessed by the people of St. Augustine. In honor of our beautiful city and its citizens, the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument will be opening its doors for free on the evening from 6:15-8:30 p.m. for a special candlelit evening of history in the nation's oldest city.Take a step back to the 1740s and experience how the people of St. Augustine used the strength of the Castillo's walls for survival. Witness soldiers prepare themselves to defend the city with cannon and muskets. Explore the Castillo by candlelight.