School of the 16th Century

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

(904) 829-3168
  • The School of the 16th Century will be presented by the Historic Florida Militia's Men of Menendez at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. This annual event includes period reenactors portraying life as it was 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 historically authentic event is great for the whole family. It is educational and entertaining at the same time, with training drills and interpretations going on all day. Visitors can browse displays of 16th-century artifacts and matchlock firearms and see swords, crossbows, pikes and cannon being used in live demonstrations.

    The School of the 16th Century is the only Historic Florida Militia event in which visitors in non-period clothing are welcome to participate in the educational and weapons training. (Clothing must be made of all natural fibers for safety reasons.)

    Admission: The event is free with regular park admission: $15 for adults, $14 for seniors (60+), $9 for children ages 6-12, and free for toddlers 5 and under.

    When: Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Where: The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is located at 11 Magnolia Ave. in St. Augustine.

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

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