Step back in time and experience Colonial Spanish St. Augustine. The Saint Augustine Garrison makes it possible. This group of reenactors portrays the life and times of the Spanish soldiers and their families in the 1740s.
During this time period, St. Augustine was a remote outpost on the fringes of the Spanish empire established to protect the Spanish treasure fleets that were returning to Spain along Florida’s east coast. Daily life was extremely difficult for soldiers and their families. Not only were they under constant threat of attack from hostile Indians, they were also combatting British invaders laying claim to Spanish territory from the north. Relief supply ships and reinforcements from the New Spain (Mexico) sometimes took years to arrive. It truly was a struggle to survive in this extremely harsh environment for those who lived in the first continuous colony in the new world.Read More