Free Event

School of the 16th Century

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Colonial Quarter

This annual event features interactive and historic demonstrations of all facets of colonial life in the 16th century in St. Augustine.

In the Historic District on St. George Street.
33 St George St, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 829-3168
  • The School of the 16th Century will be presented by the Historic Florida Militia's St. Augustine Garrison at the Colonial Quarter on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. This annual event features period re-enactors portraying life as it was over 450 years ago in St. Augustine. Visitors can see weapons and cooking demonstrations, while they learn about all facets of 16th-century camp life.

    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 a special showing of the PBS documentary, "Secrets of Spanish Florida" on Thursday, February 14, a special History on the Streets Saunter on Friday, February 15, and the Menéndez Birthday Paseo and Noche de Festival gala dinner on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

    Educational and entertaining at the same time, this historically authentic event is ideal for the whole family, with training drills and interpretations going on all day. Visitors can browse displays of 16th-century artifacts and watch soldados (Spanish soldiers) shoot the Matchlock Arquebus, the predecessor of the musket. Guests can participate in pike pushes and sword fighting, and see live demonstrations of blacksmithing, 16th-century cooking, and bead jewelry making. Textiles and clothing of the period will be on display.

    Admission: The event is free.

    When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Where: The Colonial Quarter is located at 33 St. George Street in St. Augustine, FL 32084

     For more information, call (904) 829-3168 or visit here.

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