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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Experience St. Augustine’s National Monument – the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States
The Nation’s First Catholic Mission and Parish Present Five Fun Programs
Journey back through the history of St. Augustine, from our distinctive 35-foot watchtower and colonial buildings to shops and dining
Special History Festival Programs and Tours
Two Separate and Insightful Tour Opportunities at the Nation's Oldest Militia/National Guard Unit
Special History Festival Programs at the First Free-Black Community
Special History Festival Programs at America’s First Colony - Where Legend Meets History
The Vickers Collection: A New On-Going Exhibit Grand Opening!
Special Program: Understanding and Preserving our Past While Preparing for an Unpredictable Future
First Ever Screening of a New Civil Rights Documentary, "Crossing in St. Augustine"
Enjoy a History Festival Special Tour: “Secrets from The Peña-Peck House Collection”
Special History Festival on-the-street programs!
Site of the Drake’s Raid encampment, the Oldest House Museum, Surfing Museum, and so much more!
Find Out What's Happening at the Lighthouse during St. Augustine History Festival
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.