The St Augustine Fort
What is the one thing you remember about St. Augustine?
Ask anyone and most likely they’ll mention the St Augustine Fort otherwise known as the Castillo de San Marcos. Its gorgeous coquina structure lining the bay is a major part of history here! Constructed between 1672-1695, it is the oldest monument fort in the entire United States.
The Lifetime National Park Pass – Best Travel Deal Around
How many of you travel on a regular basis and visit some of the beautiful National Parks throughout the country? Many of you love the outdoor attractions much like the St Augustine Fort.
If you consider yourself an explorer or someone fascinated by historic landmarks and national parks, you may consider purchasing your Lifetime Pass while they are still only 10.00 each! This applies to those 62 or older.
If you are going to be visiting St. Augustine in the next few weeks and plan on checking out the St Augustine fort be sure to grab your pass now while the deal is still on!
According to the AARP official website, the clock is ticking on one of the best travel deals around for seniors: On Aug. 28, the cost of a lifetime pass to our national parks for those 62 and older will jump from $10 to $80! That is a large increase indeed.
That means you only have a few weeks remaining to lock in your $10 lifetime pass to more than 2,000 sites and parks across the country that are managed by the National Park Service; including the St Augustine Fort. Those who purchase the passes before Aug. 27 will never have to pay an additional fee to visit any of the national parks, according to the NPS.
Passes can be purchased online for an additional service fee of $10 or at any of the parks without the extra charge. Passes also can be purchased through the mail, though applications must be postmarked by Aug. 27 to secure the $10 price.
The park service has offered the lifetime senior pass at the St Augustine Fort and others for $10 since 1994. It covers all entrance, day-use and vehicle fees, and provides discounts for things such as tours and campsites. At a site that charges per-person fees, pass holders can bring along three other adults for free. The price increase is part of a larger move to pay for major projects and enhanced services. More information on the topic can be found on the National Park Service website here https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm#CP_JUMP_5088578
The St Augustine Fort has been been continuously the most-visited attraction in the city for years! School groups from all over visit to explore 340 years of history and visitors by the thousands come through every day!