The St. Augustine History Festival is coming back and promises to be even better than before!

Over the next few months our participating venues will reveal their 2023 schedules of events and discussions. Keep visiting this site as information will be added as we receive it. History Festival 2023 promises to be another great celebration of St. Augustine history!


The Festival

The St. Augustine History Festival was created and conceived by UFHSA (University of Florida Historic St. Augustine, Inc.) and the Lastinger Family Foundation for the purpose of generating excitement about the history of America’s oldest city. Our goal is to showcase every era of St. Augustine’s long and storied past through the 21 Special Events and Historic Venues listed below – from our founding in 1565 to the most advanced technology available in 2022 to research and study every year in-between. American history began here, and no one tells our story better than we do – come out and enjoy our city!

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Participating Venues

Castillo de San Marcos

Experience St. Augustine’s National Monument – the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States

Catholic St. Augustine

The Nation’s First Catholic Mission and Parish Present Five Fun Programs

The Colonial Quarter

Journey back through the history of St. Augustine, from our distinctive 35-foot watchtower and colonial buildings to shops and dining

Flagler College

Special History Festival Programs and Tours

Florida National Guard Museum and National Cemetery

Two Separate and Insightful Tour Opportunities at the Nation's Oldest Militia/National Guard Unit

Fort Mose State Park and Museum

Special History Festival Programs at the First Free-Black Community!

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Special History Festival Programs at America’s First Colony - Where Legend Meets History

Governor's House Cultural Center and Museum

The Vickers Collection: A New On-Going Exhibit Grand Opening!

The City of St. Augustine and Historic Preservation

Special Program: Understanding and Preserving our Past While Preparing for an Unpredictable Future

Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center

First Ever Screening of a New Civil Rights Documentary, "Crossing in St. Augustine"

Peña-Peck House

Enjoy a History Festival Special Tour: “Secrets from The Peña-Peck House Collection”

Spanish Military Hospital

Special History Festival on-the-street programs!

St. Augustine Historical Society/Oldest House Museums Complex

Site of the Drake’s Raid encampment, the Oldest House Museum, Surfing Museum, and so much more!

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

Find Out What's Happening at the Lighthouse during St. Augustine History Festival

Ximenez-Fatio House Museum

Free Family Programs during St. Augustine History Festival

A PBS Documentary

Secrets of the Dead:
The Secrets of Spanish Florida

Before Jamestown and Pocahontas – before Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims – there was only St. Augustine, a culturally diverse colonial experiment born from dire necessities of imperial proportions in the eye of a storm. The University of Florida Historic St. Augustine, Inc. and the Lastinger Family Foundation present this four-hour PBS documentary that identifies the beginnings of America’s true First Colony. Narrated by Jimmy Smits, you will see a story of early America that most people have no idea exists. This fascinating DVD is available for purchase at each of the St. Augustine History Festival’s participating venues.

Get your Passport "stamped" at each venue - first 10 completed Passports win a free PBS documentary, "Secrets of the Dead: Secrets of Spanish Florida"

Click Below for Your Free 2022 Passport