October 2: Castillo de San Marcos
On this date in 1672, construction began on the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. Construction of the fort took 22 years.
Castillo de San Marcos
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San Marcos iBook
The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument iBook provides a comprehensive history of the fort from 1668 until its transfer to the United States in 1821. Created by FCIT for the NPS as a part of the Hispanic Heritage iBook series. 158 pages + 106 glossary terms, 98 MB download
A two-page PDF about St. Augustine from the “Florida Then and Now” series on the Exploring Florida website.
Gallery of San Marcos Photos
Nearly 400 photos of the Castillo de San Marcos from the ClipPix ETC website.
San Marcos Photo Galleries
Two smaller galleries of Castillo de San Marcos photos from the Exploring Florida website.
San Marcos in 3D Stereoviews
Gallery of Fort Matanzas Photos
A large gallery of Fort Matanzas photographs from the ClipPix ETC website.
Fort matanzas Drawings
Gallery of architectural drawings of Fort Matanzas from the ClipPix ETC website.
Florida Maps Collection
A large collection of Florida maps from the Spanish period, arranged in galleries by date. Available on the Exploring Florida Maps website.
Spanish Forts and Missions
Map of Spanish forts and missions in Florida before 1700 from the Exploring Florida Maps website.
St. Augustine Under Three Flags
St. Augustine Under Three Flags: Tourist Guide and History gives descriptions of the various landmarks of St. Augustine from its founding in 1565 through 1918. Audiobook from the Lit2Go website.