Historic Sites and Attractions in Saint Augustine

Scott Hughes, Reenactor, as General James Oglethorpe, Governor of Georgia

 

 

The Battle of Bloody Mose Commemoration in St Augustine FL

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 THE “BATTLE OF BLOODY MOSE”   June 21-22, 2014   St. Augustine, Florida   ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – June 12, 2014 – In the early morning hours of June 26, 1740, the village of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose (mo-SAY), the first, legally sanctioned free black settlement in the continental U.S., became the […]

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El Galeon and the Nao Victoria are Must Seas While visiting St Augustine FL – Tallships

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As if Saint Augustine’s Bay front wasn’t beautiful enough, now these two magnificent  ships have sailed in and made it spectacular. This opportunity is as rare as two ships passing in the night. If you haven’t checked them out, you still have time to “SEAS” the day.

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Fort Mose State Park in St. Augustine FL is Rich With History

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Fort Mose State Park is near the site of its namesake, which was the first legally sanctioned Free Black settlement in what is now the continental United States.  In 1738 the Spanish Governor of St. Augustine ordered the fort and settlement built for the former slaves who had escaped from the British colonies to the […]

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Enjoy a Scenic Boat Ride to Explore Fort Matanzas in St Augustine FL

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Fort Matanzas was completed in 1742 by the Spanish to protect St. Augustine from an attack by their enemies, both England and pirates.  It fell to ruin in the 1820’s, was stabilized by the War Department in 1916 and 1924.  The National Park Service took it over and rebuilt it in 1935.  It is an under […]

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The Fountain of Youth in St Augustine FL is a Pet Friendly Attraction Worth Seeing

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Ponce De Leon’s World Famous Fountain of Youth is one of my favorite places in St. Augustine, FL. This attraction is very dear to my heart. My grandparents Joe & Nan Deuschle met and fell in love there in 1927. My grandfather was the gardener who discovered the skeletal remains of the Timucua Indians in 1934 while […]

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Historic Military Sites on the Southern Bayfront

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   Our “Historic Military Site” Contributor Harry Metz has shared some great “local” insight about our southern bayfront. This is great information to read if you are headed down to see the Saint Augustine National Cemetery.       Take a drive down Marine Street south of the Bridge of Lions along the new (2013) sea wall. The wall has been extended […]

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The Cannons at Oglethorpe Battery Park- St Augustine

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 The newest addition to one of the City’s historical military sites occurred on June 30, 2013.  On that date, three replica cannons were unveiled in Oglethorpe Battery Park. This was the site of a three gun battery used by Georgia’s Colonial Governor, Gen James Oglethorpe, in his attempt to force the surrender of the Castillo de San Marcos […]

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