The Government House will be featured as part of the St. Augustine History Festival.

St. Augustine History Festival

Wednesday, May 11 - Sunday, May 15, 2022 | Times and Locations Vary

St. Augustine will host its inaugural history festival in May 2022.

Locations Throughout Downtown and Anastasia Island
  • The St. Augustine History Festival celebrates the "Nation's Oldest City" with five days of activities at historical sites throughout St. Augustine.

    Created by the University of Florida Historic St. Augustine Inc. and the Lastinger Family Foundation, the festival showcases every era of St. Augustine’s long and storied past through 21 Special Events and Historic Venues.

    Historical venues throughout downtown St. Augustine and on Anastasia Island will host special activities and events during the St. Augustine History Festival.

    Participating venues include the Castillo de San Marcos, Archives of the Diocese of St. Augustine at the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Tolomato Cemetery, Father Miguel O'Reilly House Museum, National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, Colonial Quarter, Fort Mose, Flagler College, Florida National Guard Museum and National Cemetery, Fountain of Youth, Governor's House, The City of St. Augustine and Historic Preservation, Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, Pena Peck House, Spanish Military Hospital, Oldest House Museum, St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum and Ximinez-Fatio House Museum.

    Passports will be available on the St. Augustine History Festival website, so participants can have their passport stamped as they visit each site. For more information or to download a passport, visit here.

    Ongoing Events—Normal Entry Fees Will Apply

      Event Date Time Location
      Fountain of Youth Programs May 11 - 15 9 to 5 p.m. Fountain of Youth, 11 Magnolia Ave.
      "First Day of Issue: St. Augustine Quadricentennial Stamp Exhibit" (FREE) May 11- 15 9 to 5 p.m.

    Governor's House, 45 King Street

     

    Flagler College: History Festival Discounts through May 17, 2022.

    For the discount, click Here.

    May 11- 17 10 & 11 a.m. and 1, 2, & 3 p.m. Flagler College, 74 King Street
      Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center May 11 - 15 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Lincolnville Museum, 102 M.L. King Avenue
      St. Augustine Lighthouse Exhibits May 11 - 15 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. St. Augustine Lighthouse, 100 Red Cox Dr.
      Peña-Peck House: Secrets of Peña-Peck House Collection May 12 -15 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Peña-Peck House, 143 St. George St.
      Fort Mose State Park and Museum  May 12 - 15 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail
      History Festival Book Sale May 13 - 14 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oldest House Museum Complex 14 St. Francis St.
      Catholic St. Augustine/Fr. Miguel O'Reilly House Tour May 13 - 14

    10 a.m. to 2 p.m

    1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Fr. Miguel O'Reilly House Museum, 32 Aviles St.
      Drake's Raid Live Encampment May 13 - 14 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oldest House Museum Complex 14 St. Francis St.
     

    St Augustine Historical Society/Llambias House: Historic Preservation Exhibit

    May 13 - 14        10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Llambias House, 31 St. Francis Street
     

    Ximenez-Fatio House—Historic Cooking Demonstrations

    Demonstrations are Free. Tours will have normal ticket prices.

    May 13 - 14 11 a.m Ximenez-Fatio House, 28 Cadiz Street.
     

    Ximenez-Fatio House—Women's Historic Fashions

    Demonstrations are Free. Tours will have normal ticket prices.

    May 13 - 14 2 p.m. Ximenez-Fatio House, 28 Cadiz Street.
      Llambias House: Tour by Charles Tingly on the Recent Preservations May 13 - 14 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Llambias House, 31 St. Francis Street
      Peña-Peck: Dr. Roger Smith on Revolutionary War History at Peña-Peck House May 13 2 p.m. Peña-Peck House, 143 St. George St.
      Guided Tour of Tolomato Cemetery May 13 3 to 5 p.m. Tolomato Cemetery, 14 Cordova St.
      The Sisters of St. Joseph exhibit "The Catholic History of St. Augustine May 13 - 14 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m 34 Aviles Street
      Castillo de San Marcos: Interactive Family Activities on the West Lawn May 14 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South Castillo Dr.
      Spanish Military Hospital: History Festival Black Powder Salute May 14 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spanish Military Hospital, 3 Aviles St.
      Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine: Self-guided Tours May 14 1 to 4 p.m. Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place
      Florida National Guard Barracks and National Cemetery May 15 10 p.m Florida National Guard Barracks and National Cemetery, 82 Marine Street
      National Shrine of Our Lady of Leche: Guided Tours May 15 2 p.m. National Shrine of Our Lady of Leche, 101 San Marcos

    To learn more, view their website, here.

    Special Events - Free Entry

    For more information about the Special Events, go here.

    Event Date Time Location

    Lecture: "Button Discovery, A Trophy of War!" RSVP here.

    Wed., May 11 6:30 to 8 p.m. St. Augustine Lighthouse, 100 Red Cox Drive
    "Colonial Medical Practices" with Dr. Christine Miller Thurs., May 12 4 - 5 p.m. Oldest House Museum Map Gallery, 271 Charlotte  St.
     "The Vickers Collection: Florida-Themed Art" Grand Opening their newest exhibit. Fri., May 13-Sun, May 15 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Governor's House, 48 King St.

    Unveiling of New "Flight to Freedom" Trail and Interpretive Panels.

    Museum Tours with docents from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

    Fri., May 13

    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Fort Mose State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail
    "Life and Death in Colonial St. Augustine: Tales from the Parish Archives, 1594-1763" Fri., May 13 5 to 7 p.m. Flagler College, Virginia Room, 75 King St.
    "No Longer Unknown," a Unique Tour of St. Augustine's National Cemetery and National Guard Barracks Sat., May 14 10:30 a.m. Florida National Guard Barracks and Cemetery, 82 Marine St.
    "Mitigating the Threat of Sea Level Rise to Historic Resources" Sat., May 14 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. City of St. Augustine Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave.
    "History Beneath Your Feet" Sat. May 14 1 - 2:30 p.m. City of St. Augustine Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave.
    Documentary Screening: "Crossing in St. Augustine" followed by a panel discussion. Sat., May 14 2:30 p.m. Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, 102 M
    Drake's Raid Re-enactment Sat., May 14 7 p.m. Governor's House to the City Gates, 48 King St.

     

    Admission: Special Events are free. The price for admission to participating historical sites varies. To learn more, view their website, here.

    When: Wednesday, May 11 to Sunday, May 15, 2022. Times and locations vary.

    Where: At locations throughout historic downtown St. Augustine, FL 32084

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