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Searle’s Sack of Saint Augustine

Presented by Historic Florida Militia at Unknown

Mar 02 - 03 2018
Searle’s Sack of Saint Augustine

Come see history come to life in a most spectacular way.

Join us on the first weekend in March for the reenactment of “Searle’s Sack of St. Augustine”, one of only two true pirate attacks to have occurred in our nation’s oldest city.  Our portrayal of Searle’s Sack, recreates the famous bloody pirate raid on St. Augustine of 1668.  This deadly incursion was led by English Privateer Captain Robert Searle when he and his crew laid siege to the city and it’s inhabitants.  Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the city’s royal coffers. Under

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All events in the historic district are free and open to the public.  The encampment at the Fountain of Youth is a 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.

Contact: 904-829-3168

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We are always looking for new recruits to portray townspeople, garrison soldiers, Native Americans, and buccaneers!  Our focus is on an accurate historical impression, using correct materials, styles, and equipment.  You need not be a historian, actor, or military enthusiast to participate.  However, if you are interested in participating please contact us at for more details.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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