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Join us Saturday, September 9, 2023 for the Founder’s Day Commemoration of the 458th Anniversary of the founding of the City of St. Augustine by Pedro Menendez de Aviles.  The landing by the Spanish took place on September 8, 1565.

Activities take place starting at 10:00am at the Mission Nombre de Dios then proceed to the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park where they wrap up at 5:00pm.

* 10:00am – Re-enactment of Landing by historically clad living history interpreters.  Accompanied by cannon and musket salutes from the Fountain of Youth
* 11:00am – Catholic Mass at the Rustic Altar
* Noon – Pedro Menendez with his Entourage marches to the Fountain of Youth in the Grand Procession
* 1:00pm – Ceremonial First Thanksgiving Meal Reenactment
* 1:00pm-5:00pm – Encampment and living history demonstrations

Note:  Fountain of Youth — regular park admission rates apply.  However, locals only are free with ID for just that day.

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Image used is from Historic Florida Militia’s website.

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