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San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

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Address: 148 Old Fort Road, Saint Marks, FL 32355
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+1 850-925-6216
09:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Mon 09:00 - 17:00

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Nice small museum

I am always interested to explore a little out of the way place that at one time was an important location. St Marks seems like the end of the road now but was a Spanish fort... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Cookeville, Tennessee
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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411 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The museum, built where the hospital had been, looked like a bomb shelter. Since my husband and I visited on the weekend, we anticipated a ranger presentation. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The 18 minute film provided a brief history of the area. We were glad that we picked up the walking tour of the grounds as there were... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I am always interested to explore a little out of the way place that at one time was an important location. St Marks seems like the end of the road now but was a Spanish fort, occupied by the British, Andrew Jackson was here in the First Seminole War, defended by the Confederacy and was a major port for shipping... More 

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Paris, France
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162 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This park is beautiful for its natural setting but I walked it in about 15 minutes and was ready to leave. My parents went inside the museum for the film and they enjoyed it but we agreed that it would be a nice place to stop if you were in the area passing by. But to go specifically for this... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We've been going by on 98 or I-10 for many years, and finally decided we should stop. this location. historically speaking, ties together the period from the Native Americans, and Spanish(St. Augustine), through Pirates,indian wars of 1817, and the Civil War. This small museum and grounds display excellently the conflicts and history of nearly 400 years in one location.

Thank opadett
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59 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

There isn't a lot to see at this fort except a later constructed fort and a video. Best part is understanding its strategic location. Combine this with lunch or trip to st marks wildlife for a day trip.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is my favorite state park in Florida. Located where the Wakulla and St. Marks Rivers meet, it is the site of Spanish forts dating back to the 1600s. There are old stone walls from the Spanish era and the view of the place where the rivers meet is stunning. The park staff is wonderful and you will learn about... More 

Thank TwoEggTV
Tallahassee, Florida
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We visited last weekend primarily to test out our new boat engine at the end of the park. The park is well-equipped, not too crowded with plenty of room for family picnics. I now realize it has a lot more historic elements as well! Head to Woodville, and keep on going and you'll run right into the small town of... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

A walking trail out to the point with markers and fort remnants. The view out to the water at the point was special. The museum was closed when we arrived as the ranger was cleaning the restrooms. Two dollars to get in to see an exhibit from the seventies. A news crew was just arriving as we were leaving. I... More 

Thank rogersober
Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Wonderfull way to spend an afternoon in Tallahasse. The local early colonial / native American history is fascinaitng, and it is portrayed here. We would go again.

Thank jayb334
Crawfordville, Florida
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is an old original fort which has been restored. It is rather small at the merging point of two rivers. It's a fort!

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