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On Big Map: Click map (or on google maps). Address: 1 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL, St. Johns, USA, 32084
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1) What It's Like
It's a 400 year old spanish fort and native american prison national park across the street from the rest of St.Augustine. You basically can walk to the roof and see a bit of a view, check out the maybe 10 claustrophobic rooms on the ground floor, and you're done.
2) Kinds of Birds
Sea birds, herons/egrets, etc - but it's not what you'd call a birding hot spot.
Inadequate Parking, gift shop, bathrooms.
4) Time Requirements
Other than waiting to get in etc - I doubt you could kill an hour here. 30-40 minutes.
I thought it was a bit underwhelming - I thought there was more to it when I visited this as a child. It's a Spanish fort from the 1600s and a place the US locked up native americans. It's been a national park since 1933. It's fairly small. It used to be surrounded by a moat but now it's just grass. Basically you walk to the second floor for the view and wander around claustrophobic rooms on the first floor. St.Augustine in general has a bit more going on to explore. It gets crowded - beware.
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