San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park is located in the southern tip of St. Marks, Florida, where the St. Marks River and Wakulla Rivers converge. The site has a long history dating back to 1528 when Panfilo de Narvaez and 300 of his men arrived here from Spain. The Spanish built the first of three forts here in 1679, the first two of which were wooden and the third made of stone. Today, all that is left of the stone fort are a few remaining stone walls. Visitors to the park can learn about the site's history in the museum, which features pottery, tools and other artifacts on display as well as interpretive signs, and enjoy hiking and outdoor activities.
Backstory and Context
Blanche Higgins Schroer. "Fort San Marcos de Apalache," National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places. November 13, 1966. http://focus.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NHLS/Text/66000271.pdf.