Founders Day participants striding under the flags.

History

We shed light on some of St. Augustine's past by revisiting forts, reentering the museums, discussing the city's landmarks, analyzing eyewitness accounts, and speaking with historians. St. Augustine's history is everywhere in the city. Each street, nook, and cranny reveals accounts of conquest, heroism, faith, hope, and expansion. In this section, we examine how St. Augustine was founded, explore the Golden Age of Piracy, Black History, and others. Join us as we take a trip to the past and learn more about the events that helped shape the Oldest City.

St. Augustine silhouettes in the evening

Updated October 19th, 2022

For Halloween, check out these popular ghost tours and haunted sites in St. Augustine.... Read More

A quote from a poem on St. Augustine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Updated October 12th, 2022

Visitors have been falling in love with St. Augustine for more than 450 years. Here are just some of the wonderful things they've had to say.... Read More

"Saint Augustine," by Philippe de Champaigne.

Updated July 12th, 2022

The oldest continously-occupied city in the U.S. was named after Christian theologian and philosopher Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo.... Read More

Updated July 7th, 2022

Guns aloft, Spanish Militia soldiers enter the clearing. Each man looks tense but determined, unsure of the territory but willing to stake his life on it. Indigenous...... Read More

The Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse in the country is in St. Augustine.

Updated May 11th, 2022

When fall is almost upon us and students and teachers are getting ready to go back to school, it's a perfect time to start planning educational opportunities for the...... Read More

Photo courtesy of Jackie Hird.

Updated March 9th, 2022

St. Augustine's Easter Parade shows off the history and tradition of the nation's oldest city, with some delightful surprises thrown into the mix!... Read More