The cemetery grounds with the American flag flying in the background

St. Augustine National Cemetery

An active military installation and the Florida National Guard headquarters.

Currently open.
Mon - Sun: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The St. Augustine National Cemetery, located on the grounds of St. Francis Barracks, played an important role in the history of the Ancient City.

The 1.4-acre cemetery has had 2,788 interments since 1828 when the first burials took place. These were soldiers stationed at St. Francis Barracks who were veterans of the Florida Indian Wars.

In 1842, three coquina pyramids were erected in the cemetery to mark the end of the Second Seminole War. These are known as the Dade Monument (after Major Francis L. Dade), and beneath them are buried more than 1,400 soldiers who died during those wars.

After the American Civil War, the cemetery was expanded and improved, and in 1881 it became a National Cemetery. In 1970, it was included in the National Historic Landmark historic district that encompasses the oldest part of the city.

Currently open.
Mon - Sun: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm