Free Event

Castillo by Candlelight: St. Augustine Strong

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Castillo de San Marcos

This special Castillo by Candlelight evening will celebrate the spirit and resiliency of the city of St. Augustine.

On the bayfront, north of the bridge
1 South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 829-6506
  • Please Note: This event is from 2016.

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the Castillo de San Marcos will host a special Castillo by Candlelight event called St. Augustine Strong. The fort will open its doors for free on the evening of Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., for a special evening celebrating St. Augustine history.

    The city of St. Augustine has withstood numerous sieges, fires, and storms since the settlement was founded in 1565. The Castillo was built out of coquina because of the resiliency of the natural coquina stone, which could absorb the impact of cannon balls. After the Castillo was built, the city was able to defend itself from further attacks.

    This special Castillo by Candlelight event will celebrate and honor the people of St. Augustine and their resiliency over more than 450 years of history.

    This is a nighttime event, so some spots of the Castillo will be quite dark. Guests are advised to use caution and are welcome to bring flashlights to the event.

    Admission: FREE

    When: Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.

    Where: The Castillo de San Marcos is located at 1 S. Castillo Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32084.

    For additional information please call (904) 829-6506 or visit here.

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