Change of Flags Ceremony

Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Castillo de San Marcos

The Castillo de San Marcos hosts two presentations that re-enact the 1763 change of flags from the Spanish to the British in St. Augustine.

On the bayfront, north of the bridge
1 South Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 829-6506
  • On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the Castillo de San Marcos offers two presentations (at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.) reenacting the historical change of flags ceremony between the Spanish and the British in St. Augustine.

    Visitors can experience first-hand this important moment of history, when Spain ceded its north Florida holdings to the British in 1763. The Spanish banner is lowered and replaced by the British flag, in a ceremony that includes the Exchange of the Keys.

    National Park Service staff, volunteers, and the St. Augustine Garrison will stage the re-enacted ceremonies, each a half hour long.

    Admission: The presentations are free with regular park admission, which is $15.00 per adults (ages 16 and up) and free for ages 15 and younger.

    When: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    Where: The Castillo is located at 1 S. Castillo Drive in downtown St. Augustine.

    For more information, call (904) 829-6506, ext. 233, or visit here.

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