St Augustine FL celebrates its 445th Birthday. Long before Jamestown, the Spaniards led by Admiral don Pedro Menendez de Aviles established St. Augustine as a Spanish colony and military base against the French trespassers in La Florida on September 8, 1565.
St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European city will be celebrating with an authentic recreation of its landing. The "First Thanksgiving" will be re-enacted at 4:45 p.m. on the grounds of Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth. Also, this weekend will be an encampment of Timucan Indians on the grounds of the Fountain of Youth, which was originally a large native American village called Seloy. There will also be a Spanish funeral procession as 16th century Spanish soldiers carry the actual casket of Pedro Mendez to its new home int the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum.
This will be a wonderful weekend to travel to St. Augustine and help celebrate First America and there is no better way to stay than in the area, which is an easy walk away. Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast is a better way to stay.