Visited: March 2019
Duration: 2-3 hours
Accommodations: Holiday Inn, St. Augustine (Perfect location for walking)
This morning’s adventures found us at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Located right in the middle of beautiful St. Augustine Florida. We have visited some amazing towns on this trip and St. Augustine is one of them. We arrived here as they opened the gates (we like early starts, less people).
Walking around outside of the gates gets you some pretty awesome pictures especially when the sun is reflecting off the ocean right next to the fort.
We headed in the main entrance and got to work on our Junior Ranger booklets. They were pretty easy but still educational. We learned that the fort was constructed of coquina (sand, water and seashells) and it is very fragile, the parts of the fort and how they were used, the different ways of firing cannons and what was brought to the fort from the Old World vs the New world. Even adults would learn from the Junior Ranger book. We worked on the books while waiting for the ranger talk.
We headed back to the information desk and received our Junior Ranger badges and patches. The guy working the desk was a hoot! The kids still talk about him and giggle! Great memories. Below are the badge, patch and cancellations you can earn here. You also get a spiffy Junior Ranger Certificate. Here are the boys earning their items.
Thanks for stopping by, have you been to Castillo de San Marcos?? I would love to hear if you have.