Lighthouse Exhibit Grand Opening: Wrecked!

Friday, May 6, 2016 at St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum

Visitors can learn all about marine salvage and hear the story of a 1782 shipwreck off the coast of St. Augustine at this interactive exhibit.

Anastasia Island
100 Red Cox Road, St. Augustine, FL, 32080
(904) 829-0745
  • Please Note: This event is from 2016.

    The grand opening of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum’s newest exhibit, “Wrecked!,” will take place all day on Friday, May 6, 2016, as part of the 2016 Romanza Festivale of the Arts in St. Augustine.

    This interactive exhibit focuses on a  shipwreck that occurred on New Year’s Eve in 1782, when a ship carrying civilians and soldiers fleeing from Charleston, SC near the end of the American Revolutionary War wrecked while approaching St. Augustine harbor.

    Underwater archaeologists uncovered this shipwreck more than 200 years later in the waters off St. Augustine. They brought up cannons, cauldrons, buttons and many other artifacts from the wreck. The exhibit tells the story of the doomed voyage and also invites guests to learn all about the science of underwater archaeology.

    Call (904) 829-0745 or visit here for more information.

    Admission: General admission to the St. Augustine Lighthouse is $12.95 for adults; $10.95 for seniors (60+) and for children 12 and under (over 44" tall); FREE for children under 44" tall (not allowed to climb the tower).

    When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016.

    Where: The St. Augustine Lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Avenue in St. Augustine FL 32080.

    For more information on the featured events of the ten days of the 2016 Romanza Festivale, visit here. To learn more about Romanza, its history, sponsors, organizers and full schedule details, visit the Romanza website here.

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