Sep 13
First Muster 2019

First Muster 2019

Presented by Florida Living History at Florida National Guard Headquarters / St. Francis Barracks

Four hundred and fifty-four years ago, on September 16, 1565, Admiral Don Bartolomé Menéndez de Avilés, Don Pedro’s older brother and San Agustín’s first mayor, mustered the first militia troops in the continental United States to defend the newly founded Spanish pueblo of San Agustín de la Florida (present-day St. Augustine, FL) against pending attack by the French.

On Friday, September 13th, 2019, at 3PM, Florida Living History, Inc. ( ), in partnership with the Florida National Guard ( ) and Florida Department of Military Affairs, will commemorate the 454th anniversary of the first mustering of America’s original citizen-soldiers and the 454th “birthday” of the National Guard of the United States.

This year’s First Muster commemoration will feature an exhibition of paintings of Florida history by award-winning artist and Florida native, Jackson Walker ( ).


Admission Info

FREE Admission

Phone: 877-352-4478


Dates & Times

2019/09/13 - 2019/09/13

Location Info

Florida National Guard Headquarters / St. Francis Barracks

82 Marine St., St. Augustine, FL 32084