A Historical Look Into the Old Spanish Quarries

Select Saturdays in January, February, and March 2020 | 10 – 11 a.m.

Participants can learn all about the coquina that was quarried here and how it influenced the architecture and history of St. Augustine.

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  • Anastasia State Park will host a free program, "A Historical Look Into the Old Spanish Quarries," on select Saturdays in January, February, and March 2020. The program is free with regular park admission and takes place from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on each of these dates:

    • Saturday, January 25
    • Saturday, February 22
    • Saturday, March 21

    The coquina rock that was used to build the Castillo de San Marcos was extracted at the Old Spanish Quarry, which is now part of Anastasia State Park. This informative tour, led by a park ranger, will describe how the quarry was used and how the use of coquina influenced the architecture and history of St. Augustine.

    Guests should check in at the Ranger Station and then meet for the program in the quarry parking area by the front entrance gate.

    Admission: Free with park admission: $8.00 per vehicle (limit 8 people), $4.00 per single-occupant vehicle, and $2.00 for pedestrians, bicyclists, and extra passengers.

    When: From 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on select Saturdays in January, February, and March 2020: January 25, February 22, and March 21. This event is weather permitting and subject to cancellation.

    Where: Anastasia State Park is located at 300 Anastasia Park Road in St. Augustine, FL 32080.

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