Free Event

History on the Streets Saunter

Friday, February 15, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Colonial Quarter

Historic reenactors will "saunter" the streets of downtown St. Augustine as they celebrate the 500th birthday of city founder, Don Pedro Menéndez.

In the Historic District on St. George Street.
33 St George St, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 342-2857
  • The historic reenactment community of St. Augustine offers a special version of their monthly “History on the Streets Saunter” on Friday, February 15, 2019, as part of the Festival de San Agustin, which celebrates the 500th birthday of city founder, Don Pedro Menéndez, in 2019. This Saunter will take place on St. George Street near the Colonial Quarter, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    Reenactors dressed in historical costume interact with visitors and residents alike, making use of a “timeline” to explain the significance of various events in the history of the nation’s oldest history, going back to its founding in 1565. Guests are encouraged to take photos and ask questions.

    This event is part of the week-long Festival de San Agustin, presented by Historic Florida Militia in celebration of the 500th birthday of St. Augustine's founder, Pedro Menéndez. Other events include the School of the 16th Century on Saturday, February 9, a special showing of the PBS documentary, "Secrets of Spanish Florida" on Thursday, February 14, and the Menéndez Birthday Paseo and Noche de Festival gala dinner on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

    Admission: Free.

    When: Friday, February 15, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    Where: The Saunter begins near the Colonial Quarter, which is located at 33 St. George Street, and proceeds through the historic district down St. George Street.

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