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The city's unique architecture and historic buildings have made it a center for tourism. The St. Augustine Historical Society provides information about the city's history, as does the St. Augustine Archaeological Museum and the Spanish Colonial Fort San Marcos, which was built in 1695 by Spain to protect its territorial claims on what is now United States territory; it has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District since 1970. The fort complex is part of Fort Matanzas National Monument, run by the National Park Service (NPS). In addition to other historical sites around town such as those related to General Francis Marion ("the Swamp Fox") during his raids from this area against British forces occupying Florida after 1781 during both wars with Great Britain—the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) and Second Seminole War (1835–1842)—St.