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Founders Day Celebration 2020

Presented by Historic Florida Militia at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, St. Augustine FL

Sep 05 2020
Founders Day Celebration 2020

Celebrate the beginnings of our Nation’s Oldest City with cannon fires, Pedro Menendez, and cake!

St. Augustine, the Nation’s Oldest City, has a rich and diverse history that makes our town unique. This year marks the 455th anniversary of the founding of our ancient city by Pedro Menendez de Aviles. The Historic Florida Militia and the living history community in St. Augustine believes this important date is worthy of recognition and celebration. With that in mind, there will be a First Thanksgiving Celebration 2020 at the Fountain of Youth.

The ceremony starts with a cannon firing followed by flags and musket firings. Pedro Menendez and ... view more »


Regular park admission rates apply, with half price entrance for St. John’s County residents.

Contact: 904-829-3168

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Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

11 Magnolia Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084

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