Celebrate History This Weekend!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 7


FLORIDA‘S SEIZURE OF FORT MARION

Mark the 150th Anniversary of the 1861 seizure of Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) by Florida State Militia with a visit to the scene of the event. At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., re-enactors will re-create this historic moment when St. Augustine entered the Civil War. Military drills and musket demonstrations will take place throughout the day. For more information, call 904.829.6506.

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St. Augustine art galleries. Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer free round-trips to the heart of the art district – or go on your own self-guided art walk. Galleries are open from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 904.829.0065 or visit www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 8


A MUSTER OF LOS PRESIDIALES DE SAN AUGUSTN

Head over to Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archeological Park to experience a special day of real living history. Members of los Presidiales, portraying St. Augustine’s 18th-century soldados and citizens, will gather for military drills and discussions of historical interpretation. Demonstrations will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children 6 -12. The Fountain of Youth is located at 11 Magnolia Street in St. Augustine. For more information, call 1-877-FLA-HIST or email info@presidialesdesanagustin.org.